Heather Brooke Comes Out Batting For Paid Times

Heather Brooke

What will the free-web pundits and anti-paywall brigadiers do when one of their own online poster girls comes out in favour of paid content?

Not too much yet. Heather Brooke, the investigative journalist who made her name in the UK by seeking access to House Of Commons expense filings, has this to say on her blog to critics who think writing for the paid-for Times somehow betrays her affection for openness…

“Newspapers are not free and they never have been. They can appear to be so but someone, somewhere is covering the costs whether that is through advertising, a patron

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