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Fee vs. Free: The Casualties: Steve Outing notes the newsroom casualties in the sites going from ad-sponsored (free) to subscription-based.…

Fee vs. Free: The Casualties: Steve Outing notes the newsroom casualties in the sites going from ad-sponsored (free) to subscription-based. “I recently received some correspondence from an online editor who had argued vociferously against a plan to make a newspaper website paid-access only. As a result of not backing down from the position that an all-fee news website was a bad idea, this person was let go by the company.”

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