Friday, June 29, 2012

Newspaper Paywalls



This screen capture from the Albany Times-Union today says it all, when it comes down to newspapers implementing "pay walls"!

Would YOU pay for digital newspaper material?

The headline screamed: "Redesigned Chicago Tribune website to wall off some content" and the sub-head proclaimed "Users will need to become digital members to see some stories from newspaper" as the Chicago Tribune made the bold announcement online that "Registration soon will be required to access premium features such as columnists, reviews, in-depth and investigative reporting and new content from outside news sources..." FOR NOW, everything is free (but all bets are off for the future): "Visitors who choose not to register will still have unlimited access to basic content, which includes breaking news, photos and videos." » more
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