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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    nasch (profile), 1 Jun 2009 @ 11:12am

    Re: Re: Re: Honourable Thing To Do

    The creation and selling of that something should be enough, they shouldn't be forced to jump through a second or third flaming hoop just to entertain the masses (that will never pay them a cent)

    That is for the market to decide, not the publishers. They can sit behind their paywall crying about how they "should" be making money all they want. If the market is moving in a different direction, they'll go out of business. On the other hand, if the market rewards them for their subscription model, great.

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