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 Times’ David 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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The key finding here was that the impact of the early positive facts lingered, leading to enhanced ratings for the brand that was originally misdescribed in glowing terms. In contrast, the stain of negative facts wore off. The brand originally misdescribed in negative terms was given fair ratings by the participants, as if they were able to forget the mistaken negative associations.
Fantastic collection of vintage satirical “ads” from MAD magazine. More on Al Jaffee and MAD’s legacy of smart cultural satire here.
New York City’s controversial anti-Muslim subway ads get a fighting-free-speech-with-free-speech rebuttal from pro-tolerance group United Methodist Women, who raised $6,000 to match the anti-jihad group’s ad buy and secure media space for ”visual response.”
You’re tired all the way through. The fish is landed untouched by sharks and you have a bottle of Ballantine cold in your hand and drink it cool, light, and full-bodied, so it tastes good long after you have swallowed it. That’s the best of an ale with me: whether it tastes as good afterwards as when it’s going down. Ballantine does.
Hemingway makes a pitch for Ballantine Ale.
This chart is seen as evidence for the decline of newspapers – but could it just maybe, possibly, perhaps be evidence for the decline of the ad-supported model of journalism rather than of “newspapers” themselves?