A little good news: The NYT paywall is working

The New York Times’ paywall, which requires readers to subscribe to the site if they read more than 20 stories per month, is exceeding expectations and bringing in significant revenue for the company, writes Felix Salmon for Reuters. Salmon, who made a public bet that the paywall would disappear before its second birthday, is still […]

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 11:03 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Blogs as steady income earners: how it’s done

Freelancers maintain personal blogs for all sorts of reasons: to have an all-in-one-place online portfolio, to increase their profile in a particular community or gain a reputation as an authority on a particular topic, to experiment with different types of writing than they get to do in their freelance work, or, often, to post photos […]

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

WaPo gets excited about aggregating news, but who’s getting paid?

The Washington Post Co. has reportedly invested between $5 and $10 million in developing Trove, a free personalized aggregation service that will collect news from 10,000 sources online. WaPo’s senior vice president and chief digital officer, Vijay Ravindran, says it “probably won’t save journalism on its own, but it’s a start.”

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Paid surfing coming to NYTimes.com

The Wall Street Journal online is reporting that the New York Times is planning to launch a paid subscription system, likely next month, for online content. The system will allow casual surfers a certain amount of free content and targets instead the 15% of “heavy users” for a monthly sub fee. Right now, according to […]

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,