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Farhad Manjoo, an opinion columnist for the New York Times, spoke at Cap Times Idea Fest about some of the challenges subscription-based news models pose. “If you’re putting up a paywall and charging people to read the news, there’s going to be a whole bunch of people in the world that can’t afford it,” said Manjoo. 

If you're a regular "Wedge Issues" listener, you know it's a podcast about state government and politics in Wisconsin — except for when it's about something else we feel like discussing. 

This week is one of those "something else" weeks. 

New York Times opinion columnist Farhad Manjoo was in Madison last month for the Cap Times Idea Fest, where they spoke on a panel about media credibility. After the panel discussion, Manjoo joined Jessie to talk about how they decide what to write about, what they've learned from having phone conversations with readers and why mocking vegans might not be the best use of our time

You can read coverage of the Cap Times Idea Fest panel about media credibility, featuring Manjoo, here. And you can find Manjoo's New York Times column here.

Be sure to check out other Cap Times podcasts, including The Corner Table, MadsplainersThe Cost of Opportunity and Cap Times Talks

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