Time Magazine May Join Newspapers In Committing Suicide By Charging Online

from the good-luck-with-that dept

So, say you're a general news magazine that's struggling to remain even remotely relevant in an internet era... what do you do? Apparently if you're Time, you think about charging. This isn't all that surprising, really, given that Time Magazine published that poorly thought out article arguing for micropayments for online publications. It just makes you wonder who these people are making these decisions and if they ever bothered to look at all of the attempts in the past to charge for such content online.

Filed Under: business models, charging, magazines, paywalls, time magazine
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    mobiGeek, 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:35am

    Re: Cost v. Value

    the paying for content thing has been going on for hundreds of years until the whole internet thing sprang up on them

    No...the paying of distribution of content has been going on for a long time. But the price of that paper you buy covers the cost of getting the physical paper to you. The content has already been covered (including profit) by the advertisers. The readership is not the customer base, the ADVERTISERS are.


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