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What Online Outlets Would You Pay to Read?

What online outlets would you pay to read?

When Andrew Sullivan decided to leave The Daily Beast and start his own venture–asking readers to pay $19.99 a year to read the content.

In response, New York Times communications assistant Jordan Cohen asked a question on Storify (embedded below): What Blogs Would You Pay $19.99 A Year To Read?

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Anderson Cooper: ‘I’m Gay, Always Have Been, Always Will Be’

Today CNN anchor and author Anderson Cooper shared a personal message: “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

Blogger Andrew Sullivan posted the news today, reprinting a long email from Cooper. The note referenced the experience of writing his 2006 memoir, Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival. Here is an excerpt from the letter:

As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter. I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire professional career, even when I’ve been directly asked “the gay question,” which happens occasionally. I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn’t set out to write about other aspects of my life. I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.

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Andrew Sullivan Will Join The Daily Beast & Newsweek

Author, editor and blogger Andrew Sullivan will leave his popular online post at The Atlantic and join The Daily Beast. His work will start in April with his own dedicated channel on the website.

Sullivan (pictured, via) will also write for Newsweek, the weekly magazine that recently merged with the website. Sullivan’s site counts 1.2 million unique visitors a month. In 2006, Sullivan published The Conservative Soul.

Here’s more from Sullivan’s blog: “I am very proud to have played a part in the Atlantic’s self-reinvention in this period and its first profitable year in memory. To have played any part in perpetuating this legacy in an environment that has been as tough on magazines as any in memory is an honor I will cherish to the end of my days. But there are some opportunities you just can’t let pass by. The chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online and print journalism, in the Daily Beast and Newsweek adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge to pass up.” (Via Morning Media Newsfeed)

Andrew Sullivan Experiments with POD Book at Atlantic

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In a print-on-demand experiment, Atlantic blog readers have pledged to buy more than 1,100 copies of a new book–potentially reducing individual book price by ten dollars.

When blogger Andrew Sullivan built a book of reader-submitted window pictures called “The View From Your Window,” he decided to see how many readers would pledge to buy the book–offsetting an over-estimated print run with a lower priced book. If you are interested, the experiment is still open.

The book is currently available for $29.95, but readers can choose to participate in a POD experiment lower the book’s price: “If you want to add muscle to our offset print run, email us in the next two days at windowbook@theatlantic.com. Write nothing in the text of the email–but in the subject-line simply write the number of books you want to buy: 1, 2, 3 etc. We’ll keep this address open until Wednesday lunchtime, after which we’ll be able to tell you what price we’ve been able to secure for the book. Then you can order at the new, hopefully lower, price.”