Monday, March 21
New York Times Pay Wall
A world of news and information at your fingertips for free. That is the Internet in a nutshell. Blogs devoted to every topic imaginable, major news networks and local affiliates, big city newspapers and local rags…all of them offering the news of the day at no cost. But as the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Next week, one of the world’s most widely read—and highly respected—newspapers, The New York Times, will begin charging for its content. Their bet? That people are finally willing to pay for high quality online content that they can’t get anywhere else. Will it work? We talk about it with Northeastern University journalism Assistant Professor and media critic Dan Kennedy.