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Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one

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Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one

Image: James Gordon Bennett, editor of penny paper the New York Herald. Mathew Brady, photographer/Library of Congress. Article by Michael J. Socolow.

If you haven’t heard of Substack – you probably will soon.

Since 2017, the platform has provided aspiring web pundits with a one-stop service for distributing their work and collecting fees from readers. Unlike many paywall mechanisms, it’s simple for both writer and subscriber to use. Writers upload what they’ve written to the site; the readers pay from US$5 to $50 a month for a subscription and get to read the work. […]

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