#012 – Media critic Jesse Brown on the secrets behind Canadaland's crowdfunded success

  
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Canadian journalist and media critic Jesse Brown is well known in his home country for big media scoops and uncompromising commentary. These days, he’s creating a name for himself as a media entrepreneur, too. With his latest venture, Canadaland, the former columnist has created a podcast network funded by its audience through Patreon.

In this interview, we discuss Brown’s colorful career, his surprise side success from cofounding a startup that many years later was acquired by Snapchat, and why he thinks every journalism student should start a newsletter and charge for their work.

Brown is a sharp media thinker and digital media expert. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and think you will too.

—Hamish


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