E1115: Emergency Pod! Collapsing state of media corporations, thoughts on Casey Newton, Andrew Sullivan & Bari Weiss departures, top talent leaving for Substack & more

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Referenced in this episode:

Platformer by Casey Newton:
https://www.platformer.news

The Weekly Dish by Andrew Sullivan:
https://andrewsullivan.substack.com

New York Times Article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/business/media/substack-newsletters-journalists.html

OneZero Casey Newton Interview:
https://onezero.medium.com/casey-newton-on-leaving-the-verge-for-substack-and-the-future-of-tech-journalism-974a646375fa

Bari Weiss Resignation Letter:
https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter

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Show notes:
0:00 Jason intros today’s emergency pod: the decaying state of media corporations
1:07 Substack CEO Chris Best talks about journalists leaving large media corporations for Substack from Episode 1016
3:59 Thoughts on Andrew Sullivan, Bari Weiss & Casey Newton departures
10:20 Check out I Quit on Saturdays at 11pm on Discovery. Viewers can stream I Quit by downloading the Discovery GO app.
11:53 What are the upper limits of the journalist exodus? Understanding big media budgets, decreasing influence when going subscription & more
16:44 Will Substack usage be banned at media corporations? Consumer subscription burnout potential?
22:16 What is the end game for the NYT, Vox, etc.?

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