Techdirt Podcast Episode 201: Can Journalism Survive A Free Market?

from the no-business-like-news-business dept

It's no secret that journalism outfits are struggling, and have been for some time. There are lots of competing ideas about why this is the case, and who to blame, but the ultimate question is the same: how do we fund good journalism going forward? This week, Mike is joined on the podcast by someone whose opinions on this question differ significantly from his own — Columbia Journalism professor and former online editor-in-chief of the Guardian Emily Bell — to talk about whether journalism can survive the free market, and what the alternatives are.

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Filed Under: business models, economics, emily bell, journalism, podcast


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    Glenn, 27 Feb 2019 @ 1:35am

    I'm OK with paywalls. Just don't make it so expensive to subscribe. Make it possible to add specific articles to one's reading list (a la carte news) as opposed to having to buy into everything. (Has the decline of pay TV taught them nothing?) Like the old carnivals--cheap to get in and each attraction costs something more.


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