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Paywalls can be a big lift for smaller publishers. Here’s how the Shawnee Mission Post is thriving two years in
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March 19, 2013, 2:07 p.m.
LINK: dish.andrewsullivan.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   March 19, 2013

Andrew Sullivan has been fairly open about detailing the transformation of The Dish to a subscription-based site. After looking at early data on the habits of unsubscribed readers, Sullivan is decreasing the number of free stories and extending the meter reset period to 60 days from 30.

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