It seems like all the ideas around funding good journalism revolve around subscription services--see Medium or Firefox Better Web. But personally, I wouldn't pay for them.

What I would pay for is individual articles--after I've read them. If I could load up an account with $20, and click a button at the end of each article if I think it's worth my dollar, I'd totally do that.


I dislike the fragmentation of subscription services. I don't want to end up paying $100/month to cover all the services for all the articles I read, or commit to a specific price that I might not be able to keep paying.

I also want my money to be distributed based on what I thought was worth reading, not how long it took to read it.

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