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Episode 437: Can Andrew Sullivan Make It On His Own?

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Episode 437: Can Andrew Sullivan Make It On His Own?

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Episode 437: Can Andrew Sullivan Make It On His Own?

Episode 437: Can Andrew Sullivan Make It On His Own?

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Will readers pay for digital content?

The uberblogger Andrew Sullivan recently struck out on his own. Now he's trying keep his blog afloat by asking readers for money — and hoping that they'll contribute enough to pay for the the blog's eight-person staff. On today's show, he tells us how he's doing.

Also: We hear from Maura Johnston, a music writer who got fired from The Village Voice and is trying to sell a digital magazine.

Music: Rilo Kiley's "Portions For Foxes." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.