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Jul 30, 2012

Free sites, ‘freemium’ models boost newspaper revenue

Developments overseas have placed further doubt on the rigid paywall models adopted by News Corporation. Free sites are cashing in along with The New York Times and Financial Times.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Two developments in the UK and one in the US last week have placed further doubt on the rigid paywall models adopted by News Corporation.

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2 thoughts on “Free sites, ‘freemium’ models boost newspaper revenue

  1. David Spice

    Point one: Revenue is not profit. Point two: The Economist pricing is as crigid as it gets and it’s been rising.
    Summary: Traffic is only a measure of cost and user price has become the driver of profit.

  2. shepmyster

    Let’s hope Murdoch continues with his failing ways. He’s looking like Randolf Hurst more & more everyday. The sooner this American is stopped from meddling in our politics the better. What’s a man described by the British Parliament as “not a fit and proper person” doing owning 70% of our print media anyway.

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