Comments on: Financial Times: Pay to play Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ian Kemmish Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:05:26 +0000 Charging up front for content is very difficult – few papers can hold the line on quality these days. I cancelled my WSJ subscription partly because the part of their website I needed (“your portfolio”) stopped working and their support people refused to fix it; but mostly because of the racist tone of their op-ed pieces.

One suspects the real cash cow will be the first paper which dares to introduce a system of micro-payments for “Have Your Say”ers. Or even goes the whole hog and auctions off op-ed colum inches. Who knows? Drivel written rich nutters with an axe to grind may be even more entertaining what’s printed there now….