Online News — End of the Road For free News Online

Online News — End of the Road For free News Online

According to web pages study, we’re not overly impressed with Rupert Murdoch’s plans to charge for use of his online news sites. Of 2, 000 people asked if they would ever pay for online news, 9 out of 10 said ‘No! ‘. Does that mean that Murdoch’s decision to charge users to access his news sites is foolish?2023 election

I wouldn’t pay for news, either, unless…

If i were asked ‘would you ever pay for online news? ‘, I would probably say ‘no’, too. After all, in an age when we can usually read about major events on Twitter before any of the news channels report them, why would we ever want pay for access to their content?

However, I would, and often do, pay for quality and ‘luxury’ news. I would never pay a cent for one of the shrinking number of free newspapers passed out on my way to work in a morning, but I would pay for a Tuesday broadsheet with all its extras and trimmings (even though the odds of me actually reading many pages are extremely small). I have also been known to join up to to a paid members’ area on the site of a certain football team (which would certainly remain nameless) to access to extra content not available on the main website: video job interviews and press gatherings, highlights of reserve and youth team matches, live radio comments on match days.

Would I pay to enjoy a book Ultra violet rays online? No. There are usually only about 2 sentences in each image-dominated article anyway. It only costs a few pennies to buy actual intercourse so there wouldn’t be much value in using its site. The occasions? Maybe, but given that all the other quality news outlets starting charging, otherwise I’d just go for the free one.

Using a charge card for a Article

I’m not certain how much Mr Murdoch wants to charge his users to enjoy a book an article, but I’m wondering there is going to be some sort of account that needs setting up. I certainly couldn’t be bothered to get my wallet out every time I want to enjoy a book something and I would be very hesitant to click with checking.

On the other hand, if they had a similar system to iTunes, whereby you just enter your username and password to access to a paid article and your card is required accordingly, that might make a bit more sense. But, if i had to do this for every major news provider, it would become very uninteresting. Ultimately, they may be shooting themselves in the foot to some extent. If the site makes it harder and less convenient for me to enjoy a book an article, I’ll probably go elsewhere. I would assume that would always be able to look at the news for free on the BBC’s website, that would not be good news for the advertising revenue of the Murdoch online empire.

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