[LINK] Shirky: Murdoch's Times paywall is pretty much like all the other paywalls
Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Thu Nov 11 09:29:23 EST 2010
David Goldstein wrote:
>The AFR's sales have been on a downwards spiral in recent years and
could it be
a case of out of sight out of mind when newspapers are completely behind
OTOH the AFR probably has a reasonable chance of making it as an online
subscription service. The subscription includes a 25 years archive of
business and finance stories so is quite a valuable resource for some
people. Unlike your average daily: 25 years of trash.
It's ironic that Murdoch's great "insight" that newspapers are
"entertainment, not news" will be his undoing. After converting them
from actual news-papers to entertainment sheets they're having to
compete more entertaining things on the internet and so now he he's
having to sell subscriptions to news nuts.
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