February 28, 2009

Newsday to Charge for Website

According to Yinka Adegoke, writing for Reuters on Wired.com:
"Cablevision Systems plans to charge online readers of its Newsday newspaper [which covers Long Island], a move that would make it one of the first large U.S. papers to reverse a trend toward free Web readership…

"Our goal was and is to use our electronic network assets and subscriber relationships to transform the way news is distributed," Cablevision Chief Operating Officer Tom Rutledge said. "We plan to end the distribution of free Web content and make our news gathering capabilities a service for our customers," he added."

Read about Newsday’s plans.

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