Journalism, Subscriptions, and Podcasting with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez
59:01 | Jul 19th
Li Jin (@ljin18), formerly of a16z and founder of a new firm called Atelier, and Nathan Baschez (@nbashaw), writer of Divinations and co-founder of the Everything bundle, join Erik on this episode.The...Show More
mm recommended:Jul 21st
Interesting episode about outlook on writers doing their own thing via Substack and bundling vs being a journalist at an established media outlet. The last bit about the convo touches on podcasting and tech vs media. I want to hear more from Li Jin!
@jspinelle @mm I thought she made a great point about the difference between substack being able to bring you new audience and patreon only being a tool for your payments. I think we've had a version of that convo before.
@danny @mm I finally listened to this episode - sorry it took me so long! I like the idea of reporters bundling their services but agree with the notion that it can quickly devolve into rebuilding a news organization if it gets too big. I wonder something like this could work at the local level. Som...Show More
@jspinelle @mm it's a good point. Li has a whole thesis on it called the passion economy. It's been a week so I've forgotten if she mentioned it in the pod, but it's the idea of starting a "side hustle" and being supported by superfans. PS: I know it's love some more tailored local content on cool ...Show More
@jspinelle @danny Li and Nathan both have newsletters and are part of the same bundle. I get the substack email of the bundle and it's tough to read from a reader's perspective compared to newsletter digest from Quartz or NYT, because it's just a mash-up of everyone's articles and styles. The loca...Show More
@mm @jspinelle ran into this article. Think you both will appealing it: https://ben-evans.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b98e2de85f03865f1d38de74f&id=ea2c229e86&e=0413229c3d