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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pay for Online News? Gasp!

The news is full of news about the news business these days. The news "wires" are snippy about bloggers using their hard-earned news for free. Newspapers are trying to reinvent themselves with the reality that print ads are down and insufficient to support the paper, which is further eroded by their own online editions. This is complicated by the opinion by many or most that anything that's online should be free.

Rupert Murdoch of News Corp has the clout to be the first to start charging for online content. According to PR Week, he'll begin this experiment with premium news across the board of his various holdings, this following losing $3.4B last here. For more details, go here.

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