So, how's the grand experiment in newspaper pay walls going? Alan Mutter crunches some numbers from a new survey and finds that an average of 2.4% of print subscribers pay for online access. Upside: the price didn't affect subscriber rates too much. So, charge twelve million dollars per online access password and everyone wins.
BIG MEDIA CONTROVERSY: Is this headline awesome or does it suck? "Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo." It's from a WaPo story that is not really about Star Wars! Anyhow some people like it while other headline people are like, it's not so great. Just another crazy day in headline land!
Paste magazine, which not long ago was reduced to begging readers for donations to stay afloat, is now well on the road to financial recovery. Amazing! We too are taking reader donations, starting now.