Freedom of the press has a high price - for the press
Rupert Murdoch is right: newspapers will have to charge for online access to their sites at some point. It’s a fairly simple equation.
Newspaper circulation, globally, is falling. Advertising sales are falling. The online version of websites – which are almost all free – are not making up this revenue shortfall. Or any meaningful revenue, for that matter.
Therefore, newspapers will either have to reinvent themselves as something other than newspapers, or start...
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