Ramblings

by Mike Masnick




Is The WSJ.com Pushing Their Luck By Increasing Their Fees Again?

from the too-much,-too-fast? dept

We've written in the past about how the Wall Street Journal risks losing relevance as it has taken itself out of the online discussion, just as more and more readers realize they can do without it, but it appears that some of the decision makers there are trying to push things as far as they can go, by continually raising the prices for access to the WSJ.com, causing more people to wonder whether or not it's still worth paying. It seems that the WSJ is caught in some sort of bind, right now. It wants to experiment more and join back in with the online conversation by doing things like having an occasional free story -- but the business folks are only looking at the bottom line and not the big picture. The reporting is still top notch in most cases, but the value may be decreasing as it doesn't allow itself to be part of the conversation.

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread



Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: I Invented Email
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.