Casey Newton on Leaving ‘The Verge’ for Substack and the Future of Tech Journalism

Sarah Jeong talks to Newton about the details of his deal, subscription journalism, and what makes email such a good media format

Casey Newton

“I’m calling it ‘Platformer’ — it informs you about platforms.”

“If I’m reliant on Substack for the thing to work, then it’s not really working in the way that I envisioned.”

“Once journalists figured out that you could get infinite retweets by typing ‘Facebook is bad’ into a box, it totally changed the tenor of the coverage.”

Sarah Jeong is a journalist and author, previously at the New York Times, the Verge, and Vice Motherboard.

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