Saturday, June 13, 2009

Online NDN Does NOT Want Your Business

Newport Daily News: Charging for news online from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.

or: Bucky Sherman Speaks! Well, you likely new that he did, but never heard him. Also featured is Managing Editor (?) Sheila Mullowney; although, I believe her working title is "Daily News Goddess." LOL!

Ah-h, all part of their nefarious plan to get your to buy newspapers, evidenced by their recent online appearance (NDN). Force them to NOT PURCHASE the online edition and they will come. Sounds strange to me but a lot of people, esp. other papers, are watching.

Thanks to Nieman for the video & article. They are expecting to follow-up at summer's end & in the Fall.

What will be the result of all this hoopla? Probably nothing. But I think that's their hope & people will stop annoying them asking for online news. If subscriptions drop- interesting. If online works- amazing. If nothing- still somewhat interesting, I guess. Fortunately, I don't own the paper.

Online pricing beings Monday.

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