An article last week by Ken Doctor of the Nieman Journalism Lab included this interesting observation:
Paywalls have taken their share of abuse since The New York Times reopened the digital circulation debate three years ago. But in those three years, my, how things have changed. Charging for digital access has gone from experimental to mainstream. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many daily newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Scandinavia, or Germany that won’t be charging something for digital access by the time 2015 rolls around. But as 2013 begins, we see a new twist: Now it’s digital-only news and magazine sites and journalists who are about to launch their own digital circulation strategies. (Emphasis added.)
Fancy that. New media is following the lead of legacy media.
Here are other recent articles about paywalls and metered access to digital news:
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