The Ken is a pan-Asian, digital, subscription-driven publication headquartered out of Bangalore, India. Founded by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, it pioneered subscribers-only online business journalism. It grasped early that paywalls require their own continuing innovation. Aiming at the highest possible level of editorial excellence, it releases only one reported story a day. In March 2020, the Ken launched a Southeast Asia-focused site and newsletter, with a team of five reporters across the region. In this session, Jon Russel, SEA Editor for the Ken, based in Bangkok, will explain its publication unique approach to paywall and quality journalism and its expansion plans in South East Asia and beyond.