David Chartier

97 days ago

“It seems increasingly likely that readers who value a public service press are going to have to sustain it themselves — by contributing money, sharing knowledge, and spreading the word. A good term for this is membership. But membership won’t work if it’s just begging for cash. There has to be a social contract between journalists and members.”

“De Correspondent” and the blueprint for a successful membership model


If De Correspondent were published in the United States, it would have more than one million paid-for readers, more than half The New York Times’ number. If it were in France, it would have 230,000 subs, nearly twice as Le Monde. In its home country, it has 60,000 paid-for members.