May 11, 2009

More discussion on whether free content stays or goes

With Rupert Murdoch planning to start charging for access to some of the content of his newspaper's websites is this the end of the age of free? But will it rescue the newspaper industry? Or is the Kindle or other ebook reader the answer? And if free news on the web is unsustainable from advertising what about YouTube, Twitter and Facebook?

posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:18 AM

1 comment:

  1. I don't think youtube, twitter, and facebook are useful examples of a business model for newspapers - for one thing, they don't generate content, and hence don't have to pay journalists, copy eidtors, photographers, and so on and so forth, yet a newspaper does need to run an IT infrastruture not dissimilar to the aforementioned in order to publish online.
    posted by jaymzjulian at 3:46 AM on May 10


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