Comments on: Financial Times: Pay to play http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/05/financial-times-pay-to-play/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/05/financial-times-pay-to-play/#comment-362421 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:05:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18614#comment-362421 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….

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