How To Charge For Online Content

The Atlantic

The Washington Post is looking to put up a paywall according to, uhm, The Washington Post:

The model -- known as a metered paywall -- would be similar to that used by the New York Times, which started charging for online content in March 2011 and now has nearly 600,000 digital subscribers. The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times have similar models.Home subscribers to the print edition would have unfettered access to The Post's Web site and other digital products. 
But there is the rub--no one knew. This wasn't a Washington Post problem. It was an industry problem. We're only slowly adopting to the idea of paying for information. They'll likely be some casualties due to the tardiness.




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