On Winnipeg Free Press’ Pay-Per-Article Paywall

Last week, the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press wrote an article making a (rather poor) case for their upcoming "innovative" paywall experience. Harvard's Neiman Journalism Labs even picked it up and wrote a great article breaking down the nitty gritty. Simply put the Winnipeg Free Press plans to charge every single reader $0.27/article (billed monthly). Nobody in North … Continue reading On Winnipeg Free Press’ Pay-Per-Article Paywall

Thought of the Day: Newspapers Websites

I've posted about newspapers before, the industry's seemingly imminent collapse and lack of success online are interesting problems to me. As far as I'm concerned, newspapers (and "old media" in general) are still a relevant source of information and there's really no reason they should be dying. As Erica Glasier put it on her blog the … Continue reading Thought of the Day: Newspapers Websites

How To Fix: The Newspaper Industry

I found this post sitting in my drafts folder from earlier this year. Seeing as I haven't updated the blog in awhile, I thought I'd finish off some of the sentences and hit the 'publish' button. The newspaper industry is facing the perfect storm of declining readership, declining print ad sales, lackluster online ad revenues, … Continue reading How To Fix: The Newspaper Industry