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Newspaper paywalls: virtues and discontents

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:27 pm
I understand why newspapers build paywalls, but may not be the sharpest on the block in analyzing the pros and cons and what seems the eventual downslide of old newswriting modes despite paywalls, even though I've read at some length about them and have my own opinions, especially re class stratification for seeing lucid newswriting.

I do viscerally understand a new phenomenon that I'll call paywall limit dismay.
Just now I looked at the headlines at the New York Times and found an easy half dozen articles I want to read immediately but can't without ponying up money since I've already looked at ten this month. What I can do is list them and consider later if I want to use one of next month's 10 to read what I liked today.

Do you pay to read your newspaper(s) of choice as much as you want?

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Reply Mon 29 Apr, 2013 01:39 pm
@ossobuco,
Do I understand paywall limit dismay? Absolutely. Until a few weeks ago, I had an easy bypass for the NY Times paywall but they fixed that hole. Do I pay to go over my limit? No. I do pay for my local paper subscription (which will give me unlimited access when they put in the paywall next month) so I guess I do pay to read my newspaper of choice.
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