Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The path of free content

Katrina M. Mendolera writes:

Last Wednesday, Newsday joined the paid content revolution by shutting articles behind locked doors.

A journey to the Web site finds summaries of articles that act as teasers, enticing a reader to take out the credit card and lay it all down – subscribe or miss out on the latest juicy story or gossip. But unless you’re a Newsday subscriber or customer of Cablevision, a cable and Internet provider and the paper’s parent, the full articles are off-limits.

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