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 a former Myspace CTO drive the creator economy's next evolution?

  2. Can Quartz become a scrappy media startup?

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

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

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

  6. How Blockworks is building a crypto media empire

  7. 5 lessons from running a paid newsletter for the past year

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

  9. How 6AM City is scaling crowdsourced local journalism

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

  11. This company specializes in turning industry conferences into podcasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Inside the career of a successful ghostwriter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. Can local news thrive on Substack?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  34. What it takes to operate a physical podcast studio

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

  36. How this barbecue website built a thriving ecommerce business

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

  38. This media company merged local news with content marketing

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

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