Andrew Sullivan's Grand Experiment in Reader-supported Online Journalism is Now Live
Posted: 2/4/2013 | By: Jeff Blagdon | The Verge
Prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan’s site The Dish is now up and running
at its new user-funded home
. So far, the ad-free experiment appears to be a success, with Sullivan pulling in $511,000 in revenue
over the five weeks that passed since the project was announced — half
of the $1 million the writer says he needs to run the site for a year.
Unlike The Dish’s previous home at The Daily Beast,
the new site will charge for some of its content, although Sullivan is
adamant that "there is no paywall," and incoming links from other sites
will never be blocked.