Crazy Paywall Rant

Simon Dumenco makes two arguments against Cory Doctorow’s assessment that the New York Times paywall can’t work.

  • New York Times reporters are in danger in Libya and Japan.
  • Certain kinds of bloggers tend to rely on published media reports for their raw material.

From this I take it that he doesn’t like Cory Doctorow. OK. But why are either of these “arguments” relevant to Doctorow’s commentary on the paywall? Advertising Age runs large full-screen ads every time I try to click through to Dumeneco’s article to check something. There are other ways to make money on the web than paywalls. You’re welcome for any additional traffic this post generates.

Crazy rant against Cory Doctorow on NY Times paywall

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cstrauber

Boston area academic librarian and instructional designer. News junkie. Fan of marine mammals, October.