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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    minijedimaster (profile), 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:42am

    Re: Re: Re: Bingo

    Since when is ANY news source unbiased one way or another. That's a big part of the issue here. When you consider that about 85% of the news papers and TV news outlets are Left Wing propaganda machines, it's hard for publications like Time to compete in that saturated market. Why do you think conservative talk radio does so well and liberal talk radio doesn't? Pay or no pay, when there are so many places to go to get the same exact talking points from the DNC, going from free content to pay wall != viable business model. It's called looking at the big picture.

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