NSFWCORP sold to Pando Media is 2013.
For $3 a month, NSFWCORP is a daily news magazine (with jokes). The Daily Beast called us "Journalism’s least safe and most intriguing site."
For $7, we're also a monthly print magazine featuring world-class, long-form investigative reporting. That was described in the New York Times as "real long-form journalism — but with jokes."
Our mission: to prove that real journalism can survive and thirve in a word dominated by slideshows, linkbait and gossip. Our secret sauce: hiring amazing reporters, being funny.
NSFWCORP is creating entirely new revenue models for editorial content. Subscribers can unlock paywalled articles for social sharing, super-fans can join "Conflict Tower," a virtual community of readers who pay up to $1500 for lifetime access. We've also developed new models for ebook publishing, Internet radio and even print.
We built our entire CMS and subscription management system -- managing online and print subscriptions, as well as membership of our reader community -- from the ground up. This allows for numerous innovations including Subscriber Unlocking, allowing subscribers to temporarily unlock paywalled articles to be shared via social media, and also cross-selling of online access, print subscriptions, ebook sales and merchandise. Transactions are handled by integration with Stripe.
NSFWCORP was created to develop new business models for real, investigative journalism. And to make that journalism highly engaging to readers who, we're told, no longer have the attention span to process it. (We think attention spans are just fine, by the way.) Our team comprises seasoned editors and reporters from the Guardian, WSJ, Playboy, Rolling Stone, the Nation and all points between. Our product team has built succesful subscription and adtech businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.
Paul Carr is a former technology/media writer for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and TechCrunch (and now columnist for PandoDaily). He co-founded The Friday Project (now part of Harper Collins), the first book publishing house to focus on online talent spotting. He is author of 10 books.
Mark Ames was founder/editor of the Exile satirical newspaper in Moscow
CTO James Aylett is former CTO of Tangozebra and founder/CTO of Artfinder.
Half of our digital subscribers now choose to also receive the monthly print edition.
In June 2013, Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Bors became NSFWCORP's comics editor.
In August 2013, David Sirota announced he was joining NSFWCORP as a columnist.
In November 2013, NSFWCORP was acquired by Pando Media.