January 5, 2021

Lessons to Learn From WW84 Launch

Christmas in 2020 was different than other years. Whereas in the past, we’d travel from house to house, this year, we were…

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December 15, 2020

Why I Decided to Leave Substack

It was almost a year ago that I wrote a piece about me getting ready to leave Substack. I was spending the…

December 10, 2020
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Sherrell Dorsey on Building The Plug

Jacob: I’ve been following you on Twitter now for a while, but this is the first chance that you and I are…

December 9, 2020

Welcome to the New A Media Operator

It’s Wednesday evening here in New York and the kind developer I’ve been working with on A Media Operator has finally finished…

December 4, 2020
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Community Doesn’t Work At Scale

For many subscription-first publications, the content is the primary means of getting a user to sign up and pay. That’s the expected…

December 1, 2020

A Tale of Two Papers

Sara Fischer at Axios had a good story on the subscription numbers at The New York Times and The Washington Post over…

November 27, 2020

Don’t Blame Media’s Business Model

Written in collaboration with Jarrod Dicker of The Washington Post. After the election, it’s common to see a post-mortem take place in…