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subroc
08-05-2009, 07:26 PM
It appears Fox will start charging for news soon. Will you pay for your on-line news from Fox? Does anyone here pay for the Wall Street Journal on-line?

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/News-Corp-to-charge-for-all-news-websites-pd20090806-UMS5P?OpenDocument

YardleyLabs
08-05-2009, 07:44 PM
It appears Fox will start charging for news soon. Will you pay for your on-line news from Fox? Does anyone here pay for the Wall Street Journal on-line?

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/News-Corp-to-charge-for-all-news-websites-pd20090806-UMS5P?OpenDocument
I paid for the WSJ (on-line and print) but canceled when Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. Not about to pay for Fox.:rolleyes:

dnf777
08-05-2009, 07:54 PM
It appears Fox will start charging for news soon. Will you pay for your on-line news from Fox? Does anyone here pay for the Wall Street Journal on-line?

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/News-Corp-to-charge-for-all-news-websites-pd20090806-UMS5P?OpenDocument

I think its inevitable. TV used to be free. The first cable services boasted "commercial free", which helped to justify paying for it. No network or news service (or paper, however long they're around for) is in business to provide news. They provide a vessel for advertisers, to generate revenue. Once a clientele has been firmly established, it won't be free anymore, you can bet on it.

Raymond Little
08-05-2009, 09:14 PM
I paid for the WSJ (on-line and print) but canceled when Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. Not about to pay for Fox.:rolleyes:
Imagine that!!!:rolleyes:

luvalab
08-05-2009, 09:15 PM
I think its inevitable. TV used to be free. The first cable services boasted "commercial free", which helped to justify paying for it. No network or news service (or paper, however long they're around for) is in business to provide news. They provide a vessel for advertisers, to generate revenue. Once a clientele has been firmly established, it won't be free anymore, you can bet on it.

News organizations should be in the business of news, not advertising. Sorry. I understand realities--but if the reality has changed the mission of the organization, then they're not an organization I want my news from.

So, no. I will not pay for news on-line. They can advertise to their hearts' content. I can usually find a closer-to-primary source for free.

What is being charged for, at least at first, seems to be opinions and spin--I guess I like my own opinions and spin well enough.

And I'm cheap. I still don't pay for television or radio, and don't foresee it happening any time soon.