I have written perhaps too much about paywalls. I even sort of vowed once to stop writing about them (fortunately I hedged it). I think maybe I kept writing about them in hopes of someday expressing my doubts about paywalls as clearly as Mathew Ingram and Dave Winer did today.
Ingram cites three reasons newspapers shouldn’t charge for their digital content:
- “Paywalls restrict the flow of content.”
- “Paywalls are backward-looking, not forward-looking.”
- “Newspapers need to adapt, not retrench.” (more…)