Andrew Sullivan’s Grand Experiment in Reader-supported Online Journalism is Now Live

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.

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