Index of case study interviews

This is an ongoing repository of my case study interviews. I’m compiling it to make it easier for new paying subscribers to access older case studies.

  1. Can Quartz become a scrappy media startup?

  2. How Taegan Goddard built a thriving paid membership for Political Wire

  3. This YouTuber built a massive following with pop music guitar lessons

  4. How Newsflare monetizes video from over 60,000 contributors

  5. How Blockworks is building a crypto media empire

  6. 5 lessons from running a paid newsletter for the past year

  7. How Josh Spector monetizes his 25,000 newsletter subscribers

  8. How 6AM City is scaling crowdsourced local journalism

  9. How The Discourse scaled its business model to 34 local news sites

  10. This company specializes in turning industry conferences into podcasts

  11. Daily Detroit is proving there’s a market for local podcasts

  12. How two YouTubers turned their hunting vlog into a thriving business

  13. How a VC investor grew her newsletter to over 100,000 subscribers

  14. How a trade show’s newsletter saved the company during Covid

  15. This Australian news site doubled its paid subscriptions over the past year

  16. Why a Hell’s Kitchen print magazine pivoted to newsletters

  17. This TV podcast generates $4,000 a month on Patreon

  18. Inside the career of a successful ghostwriter

  19. How Kent Anderson became a watchdog over the scholarly publishing industry

  20. He got laid off from Yahoo Sports, so he launched his own sports newsletter

  21. How a leading fintech events company pivoted to virtual events

  22. This journalist launched a news outlet for French expats in the U.S.

  23. He amassed 5,000 subscribers for one of New Zealand’s first paid newsletters

  24. Why this digital publisher launched a twice-yearly print magazine

  25. How a bestselling author became a one-man media company

  26. Can local news thrive on Substack?

  27. This agency helps B2B tech companies develop their own podcasts

  28. This former Patch reporter launched his own thriving local news site

  29. Macmillan was an early podcast pioneer. Here’s what it’s up to next

  30. He wrote a newsletter for the Chicago Tribune. Then he launched his own

  31. His barbecue site generates $100,000 a month

  32. He helped launch a thriving news cooperative in Bristol UK

  33. What it takes to operate a physical podcast studio

  34. Why news publishers shouldn’t give up on Wordpress

  35. How this barbecue website built a thriving ecommerce business

  36. How to grow your newsletter by syndicating it to mainstream media outlets

  37. This media company merged local news with content marketing

  38. Why you should adapt your podcast episodes into multiple formats

  39. How a blogger sold $72,000 in ebooks over a 3-day period