Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Can Papers End the Free Ride Online?

Is the question asked by By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, the answer is no.

Simple there are other free options to news papers, why are people going to start paying for something they don't have to, lets face it people will just migrate to CNN's web site or any of the other big TV networks in the USA.

As for the UK they don't have hope in hell of charging, It would not matter if every media outlet in the UK decided it was going to charge. The BBC would still be free could you image if the online papers in the UK started to charge the BBC web site would get all that traffic.

Even if papers in the US charged we are still in a global market where English is spoken in 5 other major markets, there are plenty of other web site's though the world that will be free and will stay free.

Can pay sites really compete with this?

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