Former New York Times Columnist Bari Weiss Plans New Media Startup

From a story on by Sara Fischer headlined “Bari Weiss reveals business plan for buzzy new media startup”:

Bari Weiss, the New York Times columnist turned independent newsletter writer, has hired ten full-time employees and over a dozen contractors to help build her new media company, The Free Press, Weiss told Axios.

Why it matters: The success of Weiss’ Substack newsletter and podcast, both of which she launched last year after leaving The New York Times, shows there’s an appetite for coverage that’s meant to rebuke traditional media products.