Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Murdoch, Huffington Tangle at Media Workshop

Old Media Murdoch and New Media Huffington took off the gloves Monday at the start of a Federal Trade Commission workshop examining the impact of the internet on journalism.

Calling the future of journalism “more promising than ever,” News Corp. chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch Tuesday told the FTC that he intended to expand charging to read news to more of his newspapers' websites and is extensively exploring providing content to various e-book and mobile TV platforms.

A bit later, Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post, accused some publishers of crying phony tears about being hurt by content aggregators, even as they themselves aggregate content.

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