In the News 2

Posted by Tai on March 29, 2010 under News | Be the First to Comment

So The Times is instituting a paywall for its online content. There doesn’t seem to be an easy solution to get a revenue stream out of online news. People are hesitant to suddenly pay for something they’ve been getting for free. This coupled with the fact that many newspapers have become redistribution centres for Associated Press and Reuters articles means that there’s even less incentive to sign up. I’d like to point them to this story: a New York paper instituted a paywall and only 35 people actively subscribed.

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