Pay For Fresh, Archives Free?:

Pay For Fresh, Archives Free?: Rusty Foster, founder of the popular community site Kuro5hin, has a contrarian thought: “Has anyone tried the ‘pay for fresh news, free archives’ approach? This always seemed to make a hell of a lot more sense economically for the news business to me, but it doesn’t seem to come up much…Why not charge for the valuable part of your product and give it away once it becomes fish-wrap?”

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