Lately, it seems like every day Romenesko has a link to a cranky old traditional journalist complaining about how newspapers are giving away their content online.
My question for Jim Romenesko: How come we never see the counter arguments highlighted in your blog?
No offense, Jim, but there have been bloggers writing articulate counter points. The traditional journalists aren’t getting the message. Given the fact that so many of them read Romenesko, maybe they should hear some alternative viewpoints on this topic.
The idea of charging for content online is pernicious. It’s the one online strategy guaranteed to kill quality journalism. The truth needs to be heard by the cranky old journalists.
- Stop the insanity: Paid content is not the answer
- Revisiting the free vs. paid debate
- One more time: people won’t pay for online content
UPDATE: Romenesko is funny.Â He links to this with nothing more than “Request Granted. Here’s your link.”Â Great.Â I hope enough of the cranky old journalists are sufficiently curious enough to click on it.