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The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer

Today, The Washington Post announced that they will be the latest publication to put some content behind a paywall. The move will take place some time this summer, and the Post is still in the process of determining exactly how much to charge readers. The paywall will pop up after readers access more than 20 articles a month. According to …

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New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall

In what sounds like a completely sensible partnership, The New York Times has announced that readers will have free access to content that’s normally behind the paywall, as long as they’re reading it at Starbucks. Starbucks customers who are logged in to the Starbucks Digital Network can now access up to 15 articles per day. It’s a bit more complicated …

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is making all of its content free for the duration of the storm. A spokesperson had this to say to Poynter: …

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Vimeo Launches Tip Jar, Paid Videos Coming Soon

For the most part, Vimeo provides an ad-free video viewing experience. One of their only sources of revenue comes in the form of selling pro services to both users and creators (Vimeo Plus and Vimeo PRO). In order to help video creators receive quick and easy funding for their content, Vimeo has just announced a new Creator Services platform. “Today, …

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Warren Buffett Declares Free News Unsustainable

When Warren Buffett speaks, Wall Street listens. The 81-year-old Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has used his keen business sense to become one of the richest men in the world. So, when Warren Buffett says that free news is bad business, publications around the world might want to take a second look at their business models. Buffett’s proclamation came …

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Do Paywalls Scare Off Media Professionals?

Paywalls seem to be straightforward: users pay to gain access to content. What could be simpler? The internet, however, with its ability to infinitely copy and immediately disseminate information, quickly makes whatever lurks behind paywalls worthless. The only paywalls that have worked are those catering to niche industries or groups of people (such as financial investors) who require instant access …

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CBS Will Charge Fans For March Madness Online Access

March Madness is looming o’er the heads of college basketball fans so it’s time to begin strategerizing how to watch as much of the NCAA tournament as possible. At least in the beginning of the Madness, many games will be played and broadcast at the same time, creating a conflict of interest when it comes to picking a game. In …

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