I have been in the throes of rewriting my book the past few weeks, which is why blogging has been sporadic. But let me pause to offer a reading suggestion — Howard Owens’ 10 arguments against paywalls for online news, published yesterday by the Columbia Journalism Review.
Particularly good is No. 9: “Paywalls don’t address the fundamental issues facing newspapers.”
Although I’m not as resolutely opposed to paywalls as Owens, he lays out the arguments against them intelligently and forcefully.