Tag: Paid-for content

This Month saw the return to paid-for news content as THE TIMES took a bold decision to charge for access to their online newspaper. A risky strategy from Mr Murdoch but the entire industry will be watching with baited breath to see if it pays off.

As I recall, back in the early days of the web this was the first business model of most of the newspapers as they dabbled with providing content online for the first time. This model was soon replaced by the user demand for free content online and one by one the papers moved over to an Ad generated model of providing content online, one which was probably a little foreign to most of them.


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