I’d like to share a cup of coffee with the brainiac who came up with the subscription concept.
“Let’s put all of our editorials and news columnists behind a wall and force webusers to pay to view content.”
Helloooo… do you USE the internet? I’m not going to pay for something I can read for free with a clever search string. Or I’ll just click on over to the Washington Post and read their columnists instead.
I know traditional newspaper companies are struggling to find a business model that works, but so far I haven’t seen any newspaper sites break out with anything worth paying for.