New venture aims to introduce fees for online news

April 14, 2009

(AP) -- A new service being developed by three media veterans will try to save beleaguered newspaper and magazine publishers by charging for their Internet content.

The new venture, called Journalism Online, plans to begin its push this fall.

It could be the first major test of Web surfers' willingness to pay for material that has been given away for more than a decade. The abundance of free material on the Internet is one reason many newspapers say they are struggling.

Journalism Online is the brainchild of Court TV founder Steve Brill, former Wall Street publisher Gordon Crovitz and former cable television executive Leo Hindery.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Web journalism eligible for Pulitzer Prize

Related Stories

Cable TV companies mull impact of online video

April 1, 2009

(AP) -- Cable TV operators have treaded gingerly with online video. The companies want to meet consumer demand for watching shows on the Internet. But they don't want cable TV to lose its place as the home's main entertainment ...

EBay plans IPO for Skype, undoing $2.6B-plus deal

April 14, 2009

(AP) -- EBay Inc. plans to spin off its Internet communications service Skype through an initial public offering, undoing a $2.6 billion acquisition that puzzled analysts and eBay struggled to justify.

Recommended for you

How to curb emissions? Put a price on carbon

September 3, 2015

Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions.

Customizing 3-D printing

September 3, 2015

The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications, and even for ...

Team develops targeted drug delivery to lung

September 2, 2015

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a new method that can target delivery of very small volumes of drugs into the lung. Their approach, in which micro-liters ...

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

September 1, 2015

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power ...

2 comments

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

noosfractal
5 / 5 (2) Apr 14, 2009
Because right now is the time to start putting up pay walls. I give'm six months max.
VOR
5 / 5 (1) Apr 14, 2009
there is no way. they need to stick to selling ads.
they must be out of thier minds. good luck with that crap lol.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.