New York Times pay wall: only in Canada – for now

Right now - this week in fact - some Canadians are busy test-marketing the New York Times' new pay-to-read system. It won't roll out in the U.S. of A. until next week. The ink-stained and the bean counters at The Grey Lady have apparently worked out some kind of balance between the flow of news … [Read more...]

Pay wall or free-for-all? Guardian editor weighs in

The New York Times announced this week that they will start charging frequent users for their paper online. Good, I thought, who better to take the lead on this “monetizing” thing. Then a friend sent along a lecture by the editor of the Guardian newspaper who, to my surprise, thinks erecting a “pay … [Read more...]