Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage
Well, that's the end of my reading the register.
Cut back on original writers while keeping crappy ones like Rekha Basu on forever)
Become mostly a source for AP repeats
Yeah, sounds like a recipe for success when people can get news from other free alternatives (tv websites, places like CF for sports)
Paywalls havent worked well for most places in the past, the WSJ might be the biggest exception, but it also has a huge amount of original content. That doesnt mesh with Gannett's gutting of the register (and other papers).
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