Bari Weiss' next act: a Substack newsletter that serves as 'the newspaper for the 21st century'

One year after quitting The New York Times, Weiss has not drifted off into obscurity, as detractors hoped she would. Quite the opposite: She has amassed more than 100,000 subscribers, including enough paying supporters to hire a staff. “I’ve made a lot more money than I ever thought was possible in journalism,” she remarked to me, “but I’m making less because I’ve hired four, about to be five, people, So I’m reinvesting all of it because I really, really, really believe in this model.”I recently interviewed Weiss about her business model; about free speech; and “woke orthodoxy.” The full interview is now up on the “Reliable Sources” podcast, and

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