I think advertising could provide us a nontrivial amount of money, but we felt that we’d rather have less money and have a very pure, simple concept.

[…]

In some ways we’re breaking up cartels and creating a true kind of journalistic capitalism. Those sites that readers really want to stay in existence will have to earn that.

The New York TimesDavid Carr talks to Andrew Sullivan about his brave foray into ad-free journalism supported solely by reader patronage. 

More thoughts on the myopia and cultural toxicity of ad-supported journalism from yours truly here and here, as well as in The Guardian

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