Monday, December 28, 2009

Media Outlets Prepare to Charge for Content Online - NYTimes.com

Sign of the Times…

Newspapers, including this one, are weighing whether to ask online readers to pay for at least some of what they offer, as a handful of papers, like The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, already do. Indeed, in the next several weeks, industry executives and analysts expect some publications to take the plunge.

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People who have studied the problem argue that charging online would work only if consumers were offered a much-improved product with the convenience of access anywhere, on any digital device — the core idea behind the magazine consortium and its planned online store.

Media Outlets Prepare to Charge for Content Online - NYTimes.com

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