Comments on: The FT’s experiment with paywalled blogs http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LauraO http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15919 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:42:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15919 More from Robert Shrimsley, managing editor of FT.com, on how more FT blogs will follow – http://www.journalism.co.uk/2/articles/5 39159.php

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By: shehab http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15849 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:51:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15849 I am pretty sure most FT print subscribers do automatically get online access (though the link posted implies this may not be the case in a few regions).

Surely the Money Supply blog – one with a small natural audience – won’t suffer too much by going behind the paywall. Many of its readers will already be FT subscribers and perhaps the quality of commentary will even improve – assuming FT subscribers are smarter and more articulate than your average netizen?

I think you’re overestimating the negative impact on the blog’s influence and reach Felix.

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By: SBa http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15791 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:10:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15791 (PS I tried to cross-post my comment on Money Supply, but I had to log in so I didn’t bother. Case in point!)

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By: SBa http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15790 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:08:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15790 I monitor blogs for an international organisation that deals a lot with central banks, picking important entries for viewing by economists, researchers, statisticians etc.

I’ve now dropped Money Supply from the list of blogs that I monitor. Even though we have an institutional FT subscription, users need to register individually. Even once that’s done, the cookies get cleared regularly so users here are forced to log in every so often. This is all painful because I want the users to immediately access the content.

In addition, I’m dropping coverage of Money Supply because, as you say, the authors will now be shouting into a void and it’ll be less important to know what they’re saying in future.

(Maybe I will cross-post my comment come to think of it.)

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15785 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 03:06:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15785 ipwatcher: on, say, this page, where they make a clear distinction between the “newspaper subscription” and the “online + newspaper subscription”:
http://www.ft.com/cms/782b3c3e-e239-11dd -b1dd-0000779fd2ac.html?segid=70253

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By: ipwatcher http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15775 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:21:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15775 Felix – I subscribe to the print FT and it gives me full access to all online content. I think this is their standard model. Where did you get the idea that as a print subscriber you have to pay extra for online access?

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By: MRLAMF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15769 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:26:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15769 I agree 100%, Felix. I subscribe to FT print (which is already prohibitively expensive) and I check Money Supply every day—its small bite-sized posts that are completely unfit for print publication. That said, they are excellent. The writers know what they are talking about (somewhat a rarity for CB bloggers) and the posts are informative, timely, and useful.

I have no interest in paying more for a product that they should give away to their print subscribers in the first place. Sad.

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By: wpw http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/the-fts-experiment-with-paywalled-blogs/comment-page-1/#comment-15763 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:19:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4216#comment-15763 Since FT does such a good job of hiding its blogs does it really matter if Money Supply is behind a paywall? I never even knew it existed. Alphaville is the only blog they give any exposure to on their pages. Others might get a link at the bottom of an article, once in a while. Or at least that is what this regular FT.com reader has observed, or not observed.

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