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Not finding a new business model and falling back to paywall system… No, I am not going to use it. the New York Times definitely serves some quality journalism, but since September 11, I don’t need to get perspectives or news from NYT. There are so many other sources. Good luck NYT with your paywall:)

New York Times paywall: wishful thinking or just crazy?

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

New York Times Asks Twitter to Disable Paywall-Jumping Feed

by Charlie White

The day after: first comments and opinions on The New York Times paywall

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

Now that The New York Times has finally announced its paywall, the wave of comments online is growing and growing.

Will You Pay for Access to NYTimes.com?

from MediaShift

The pay wall cometh to the New York Times. On March 28, the New York Times will let you view 20 articles on NYTimes.com per month, and thereafter you’ll need to pay for one of their new digital subscription plans. Print subscribers will get full digital access, and you can still view articles for free if you’re over your 20-article limit by going through Google searches, Facebook or Twitter. That quickly led to a Twitter feed @FreeNYT that promises to link to articles so they won’t count against monthly limits. We’ll see how long it takes for the Times to shut that feed down.

And finally, The New York Times paywall has arrived!

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini


“Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions”, announces Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the paper, today, March 17th, on the paper’s website.

New York Times advances weird, self-destructive trademark theory to prop up its paywall

by Cory Doctorow

FreeNYTimes writes, “The twitter account I set up to broadcast data from the NY Times API, @freeNYTimes, was recently suspended, ostensibly for trademark infringement. But I set up a mirror at @freeUnnamedNews, which should be good to go because it doesn’t use the paper’s name in the feed. Right?”

The New York Times responds to abusers of its paywall loopholes

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Meghan Hartsell

The New York Times paywall has recently gone live in Canada and will go live in the United States next week, and users have already begun trying to find ways to avoid coughing up the cash. Their success has been swift; they’ve already found two different ways to make the paywall come crumbling down. Nieman Journalism Lab reported that four lines of Javascript can destroy the entire wall. Mashable also reported about a special Twitter account that links directly to articles, also bypassing the paywall.

A Twitter Chat About Writer Pay Rates in the Digital Age

from MediaShift

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here.

With the rise of content farms such as Demand Media and Examiner, and the recent AOL/Huffington Post merger, there has been a lot of talk about how much writers are being paid online. On the farms, the only way for writers or copy editors to get high pay is to work very fast — likely with poor results. And Huffington Post and many other group blogs rely on an army of contributors who aren’t paid at all.

Defunding Public Media Would Stifle Digital Innovation

from MediaShift

Political analysts are dismissing last Thursday’s House vote forbidding public radio stations to spend federal dollars on content (HR 1076) as little more than red meat for the Republican base. But even if not a single dollar ends up being stripped from public broadcasting appropriations, the current battle threatens to strangle innovation in a sector that was just gaining new media sea legs.

How media organizations can create a successful Tumblr, according to Tumblr’s media evangelist

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Meghan Hartsell

Tumblr has been steadily gaining prominence in the world of social media platforms. The site has grown significantly since David Karp founded it in 2007, current boasting almost 15 million blogs. With a reported 45,000 members signing up a day, it’s certainly gaining popularity.

What differentiates a working journalist from a mere blogger? The Huffington Post bloggers debate continues…

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

In the debate about how the Huffington Post treats its bloggers who write for free, which was sparked by AOL’s $315 million purchase of the site, another argument has been introduced: bloggers aren’t writers, Huffpo said.

A study shows how Americans evaluate Al Jazeera English

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

As already reported, during recent uprisings in the Arab world, Al Jazeera has emerged as an unlikely news authority in the US and elsewhere.

Dutch Media landscape annual review

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

The Dutch Media Authority has been publishing an annual Media Monitor since 2002 on on-going trends in the Dutch media landscape.

As RNW‘s Media Network reported, a special edition for an international audience in English in now available: Media Monitor – The Dutch media in 2010.

How CNN curated citizen journalism for its Japan reporting

from Bloggasm by Simon

For Harvard?s Nieman Lab I interviewed Lila King from CNN about how it was able to use footage from its iReport to enhance the network?s reporting on the Japan earthquake:

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