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Facebook drops the ‘media’ from social media

The social media giant is putting an even tighter squeeze on news content, raising questions about how media companies already struggling for engagement are expected to survive.

News Limited could be a fortnight away from locking up some of its websites as part of a brave new world of paid web content.

Bringing down the wall: News in flurry to lock up content

News Limited could be a fortnight away from locking up some of its websites as part of a brave new world of paid web content.

Rupert Murdoch's <em>Times</em> newspaper is hemorrhaging about £1.5 million a week -- so while erecting an online paywall may seem risky, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, says media consultant <b>Philip M. Stone</b>.

What’s Murdoch got to lose?

Rupert Murdoch's Times newspaper is hemorrhaging about £1.5 million a week -- so while erecting an online paywall may seem risky, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, says media consultant Philip M. Stone.

News Corp has decided has decided on a very thick and crude pay-wall model for its UK paper <em>The Times</em>, says <b>Stephen Bartholomeusz</b>: no bundling, no micro-payments, no tiered access. It's all or nothing with Rupe.

Bartholomeusz: Murdoch isn’t building a wall — he’s building a fortress

News Corp has decided has decided on a very thick and crude pay-wall model for its UK paper The Times, says Stephen Bartholomeusz: no bundling, no micro-payments, no tiered access. It's all or nothing with Rupe.

If <em>The Australian</em> follows the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/mar/26/times-website-paywall">recently revealed</a> online paywall model for the UK's <em>Times</em>, it will only need 50,000-odd subscribers to make it worthwhile, according to <b>Tim Burrowes</b>' maths.

Why Murdoch’s paywall may not be so mad

If The Australian follows the recently revealed online paywall model for the UK's Times, it will only need 50,000-odd subscribers to make it worthwhile, according to Tim Burrowes' maths.

<em>The Australian</em> says it will be "among the first newspapers to offer an iPad edition". It isn't naming a price -- but there will be one -- but ominously notes that its sister paper, the <em>WSJ</em>, is charging AU$19.80 a month.

The Oz: We’re ready for our iPad, Mr Jobs

The Australian says it will be "among the first newspapers to offer an iPad edition". It isn't naming a price -- but there will be one -- but ominously notes that its sister paper, the WSJ, is charging AU$19.80 a month.

Google's Chief Economist <b>Hal Varian</b> offers some advice to newspaper publishers: paywalls won't cure your financial woes -- going big online will. Forget costly printed news: news outlets must go 100% online to survive.

Google: How can newspapers survive? Ditch the “papers” bit

Google's Chief Economist Hal Varian offers some advice to newspaper publishers: paywalls won't cure your financial woes -- going big online will. Forget costly printed news: news outlets must go 100% online to survive.

Rupert Murdoch has declared that "Content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic". Speaking of "emporers"...

Rupert says content is king. It’s a clothes call

Rupert Murdoch has declared that "Content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic". Speaking of "emporers"...

In ominous news for the <em>NYT</em> and News Corp, it has been revealed that <em>newsday.com</em> has only secured 35 subscribers since the paper put up a paywall. The account of how the figure came out is gold.

Paywall FAIL: Newsday has 35 subscribers

In ominous news for the NYT and News Corp, it has been revealed that newsday.com has only secured 35 subscribers since the paper put up a paywall. The account of how the figure came out is gold.

The <i>New York Times</i> will introduce a charge for readers to use its website next year, heralding the most important development so far in the agonising who-will-pay-for-quality-journalism debate. The world of free journalism will never be the same.

Beecher: NYT to join the paywall brigade

The New York Times will introduce a charge for readers to use its website next year, heralding the most important development so far in the agonising who-will-pay-for-quality-journalism debate. The world of free journalism will never be the same.

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