Sunday, February 15, 2009

More on the pay as you read model

Faithful reader and contributor JT has forwarded another interesting item. This one is a podcast from Fitz and Jen at Editor and Publisher about the move to paid or micro payment models for newspaper websites.

When you go to the Arkansas paper's online webpage, you get a small tease of a story but must be a monthly subscriber ($4.95) to read the entire story.

Go to Arkansa Democrat-Gazette to see what I'm talking about.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,
You should put a direct link to the papers site in your blog.

Jim of L-Town said...

Your wish is my command. The link is added.

Anonymous said...

That's what I've always thought would be a good model. Give readers just enough to see what they're missing. It would be one way to measure actual value of a reporter's work.