Andrew Sullivan moving to subscription-only model
One of the biggest names in blogging is apparently taking 2013 to new heights. Andrew Sullivan, best known for ‘The Dish‘ announced over the New Year‘s weekend that he is taking his blog and separating himself from his former home in the Daily Beast.
In Andrew’s words, critics have already reacted:
- “It’s definitely a move to watch,” writes Jeff Sonderman at Poynter. “Sullivan is one of the pioneers of blogging; he has shaped the form and built an engaged community of readers.” Still, “no one knows how this will go.”
- “If anyone can pull it off, it might be Sullivan,” writes Matt K. Lewis at the Daily Caller.
- “When Sullivan first started blogging independently a decade ago, he raised money via NPR-like pledge drives, writes Walter Hickey at Business Insider. “So in addition to being a brilliant blogger, he’s also always been into experimenting with creative business models
- Silicon Alley Insider: Andrew Sullivan Is Leaving The Daily Beast, And Is Trying A Daring Independent Business Model (businessinsider.com)
- Andrew Sullivan leaving The Daily Beast for ad-free, reader-supported blog (theverge.com)
- A New Blog Model by The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan (blogs.wsj.com)
- Andrew Sullivan Declares Independence, Leaves The Beast (observer.com)
- Andrew Sullivan goes it alone (blogs.reuters.com)
- Andrew Sullivan’s ‘The Dish’ Is Leaving ‘The Daily Beast,’ Going Solo Again (npr.org)