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Finally The Beginning of the END of Mainstream News!
03-17-2011, 10:28 PM #1
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Quote:New York Times to Put Up Paywall March 28

NEW YORK -- New York Times Co. said Thursday it would put up its long-awaited paywall at NYTimes.com on March 28 in the US and around the world.

The company launched digital subscriptions in Canada Thursday to "fine-tune the customer experience" before the wider rollout.
For customers who do not subscribe to the print paper at home, NYTimes.com and a New York Times SmartPhone app will be priced at $15 a month.

All NYTimes.com users can see 20 articles a month for free; after that, they will be asked to pay for site access.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/1...-march-28/

Advertisers don't like it, analysts are unconvinced.

A total collapse in traffic happened when thetimes.co.uk put up a paywall, most advertisers abandoned the site almost immediately.

From independent.co.uk Rob Lynam, head of press trading at the media agency MEC, whose clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Orange, Morrisons and Chanel, says, "We are just not advertising on it. If there's no traffic on there, there's no point in advertising on there." Lynam says he has been told by News International insiders that traffic to The Times site has fallen by 90 per cent since the introduction of charges.

Even though this will certainly mean the death of the New York Times, and due to the continuous lying, cover ups etc. most people have simply outgrown the concept of mainstream news. No one trusts the press, and with damn good reason.

Lets face it, It doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of working anyway, however that wont deter the ever egomaniacal Murdoch in his quest to run this ship aground.

Must be rough to be batshit senile and at the the helm of a dead industry. Sucks to be him.

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03-17-2011, 10:48 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah I don't know what the hell Times online were thinking if they really thought people would PAY for their news. Good luck with that rofl.gif
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03-17-2011, 10:50 PM #3
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newspapers will not be around in 10 years from now, but the internet will. the old man is putting all his eggs in the wrong basket and is too out of touch to realize it. bet he doesn't listen to a word anyone tells him.
needs to turn up his hearing aids.pngmd
03-17-2011, 10:53 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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coffeetime.gif What's pngmd? AK?

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03-17-2011, 11:03 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Update just read the cost of the subscription per year...A whopping $455

damned.gif The Times said today that starting on March 28, U.S. readers who want access to NYT.com on every device, including smartphones and tablets, must pay $35 every four weeks, or $455 a year.

news.cnet.com

13.gif He's out of his goddamned mind.

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03-17-2011, 11:10 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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They're all out of their ğkking minds! People are waking up and they're seriously thinking someone will pay that kind of money for their own indoctrination? I don't think so chuckle.gif I got an offer the other day for a subscription for our local newspaper that is around 10 pages full of trivial bullshit, 95 euros for 5 months rofl.gif Yeah sure I'll take two
03-17-2011, 11:48 PM #7
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The sheeple who read The New Your Times as "A paper of Record" are deluded.(Although there have been great journalists/stories published by the times)

The elite media, have started to put up their 'walls' just as the elite will have to run and hide in their bunker complexes that are currently being constructed.

Just as an idea of "paywall" as a concept of power and those who choose to use it, is interesting to think about.

The working man's job have been sent offshore to China and elsewhere.

The Media's true job has been release to the people via the web.

The MSM purpose has been to divide/bluff/fool/entertain the masses from the truth.

Although newspapers have always run at a loss historically, as a business. If they were run purely on a business model they would not be operating. But their purpose as I have stated has always been more than just 'news'.

But the web is not the be all and end all for freedom of the press and the empowerment of the people.

Best explained by this guy and this mousetatsic animation of his speech.

The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?





Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.

Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran's 'twitter revolution' fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.

03-17-2011, 11:53 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Damn, we have to check that out in a bit, we're off to the country club :golf:cheers.gif
03-18-2011, 05:05 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:The elite media, have started to put up their 'walls' just as the elite will have to run and hide in their bunker complexes that are currently being constructed

clap.gif Great post and vid p! Great points cheers.gif Cheers buddy! Thanks so much.

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