Freakonomics blog to go indie and leave NYT

The scoop is here and for the pointer I thank Chris F. Masse.  Dubner emailed to Forbes:

Yes, we’re taking indie again because, even though the 3.5 years with has been beyond great, a lot has changed in our universe since then – the film, a radio show, more books, etc. – and we’ve got a big appetite for uniting all these things, and a few more things, into one tight-knit little media channel known as And we just couldn’t do that if the blog still lived at Paywall issue wasn’t a major consideration.

Will Paul Krugman end up behind a paywall?


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