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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  1. identicon
    cram, 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:47am

    Re: Re: Re: Honourable Thing To Do

    "Miniputt games with the reporters? Perhaps the editor in chief can take people to Tijuana for a night they will never forget."

    Muahahahaha.

    So, the day's not far when Time will stop being a content company and become a traveling circus.

    Seriously, I am having a hard time trying to figure out what scarcity a newspaper can have to sell consistently and sustainably to stay in business as they have been. Of course, Mike has the answers. Let's just wait and see how the whole thing pans out.

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