PARIS — Will May 2009 mark the beginning of the end for the free, unfettered Internet?The red-headed stepchild of the New York Times (International Herald Tribune) has an article today lamenting the fact that putting up a "pay wall" to protect their content will not, likely, solve their financial woes.
From all the wailing on the Web — and the fist-pumping in some old-media redoubts — it might seem so.
In recent days, Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp., declared that he would end what he called a “malfunctioning” business: the free online newspaper. Other publishers, including The Guardian Media Group in Britain and The New York Times Co., which owns the International Herald Tribune, said they were examining ways to get readers to pay for digital news.
Not one mention in the entire article about how their content could be improved to reflect a non-bias reporting...
Carry on, and continue sinking into the abyss.