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Struggling WaPo
Considers Online Paywall

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/7/2012 11:52:21 AM

The Washington Post is poised to initiate a paywall in 2013. The Post is one of the last major American papers to look into putting some parts of its publication behind a subscriber-only Internet screen. The Wall Street Journal reports that The Washington Post is preparing a "metered paywall" for its Internet site. A metered paywall allows readers to see a few articles per month before blocking any more access and informing the visitor that he must pay to read further. But ahead of this new attempt to improve revenue, The Post has been seeing a steep

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I´m sure this will help them avoid bankruptcy. s/o Once again, they will never consider reporting the news honestly. Their blind ideology will never allow such a thing.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bloviate, 12/7/2012 12:00:53 PM     (No. 9053706)

Just to let you know how bad things are for the WoPo.
They had a large distribution warehouse in Laurel, MD. About two years ago, they removed their name from the building and closed it down.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/7/2012 12:02:13 PM     (No. 9053710)

Good, speed up their demise.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/7/2012 12:20:05 PM     (No. 9053744)

No doubt the multiplicity of news sources is responsible for much of the reader shrinkage, but as we non-Leftists have vainly told the WaPo and other legacy media again and again, their partisan politics is really hurting them as well. They refuse to believe us and keep right on alienating potential customers by their ideological abuse of journalism. It appears they will do everything for survival but they won´t do that, i.e. cut out the blatant political propaganda. A liberal slant is OK, at least with me. They always had that. But there is a huge difference between a slant and grossly dishonest and deliberately misleading and deceptive propaganda. I suppose the failure of all the dying mainstream media outlets to consider and rectify their offensive ideological bias and consequent loss of trustworthiness means that they simply cannot see themselves as others see them, and that the reason they are deaf to our repeated warnings and complaints is that they really and truly think they are behaving professionally and that we, the Cassandras who tell them otherwise, are the ones who are partisan and biased. Too bad. There are circumstances under which I would have considered a reasonable internet subscription fee for such publications, but their political favoritism and misleading reporting makes the very idea laughable now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/7/2012 12:20:47 PM     (No. 9053746)

Unfortunatey, the paywall ship sailed years ago. Newspapers (except the WSJ) gave their content away for free for years. Trying to impose fees now just causes people to quit going to their website.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/7/2012 12:32:50 PM     (No. 9053761)

Pay for the WaPoo?

Nyuk,Nyuk, Nyuk!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 12/7/2012 12:35:57 PM     (No. 9053768)

How about an Obamagate... starting with his SS#

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Reply 7 - Posted by: surgedr, 12/7/2012 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9053771)

We will all hasten their demise if we stopped linking to them. Let them rot on the vine..no views, no hits, no more posts on Lucianne.com from the Washington Compost. If they want us to pay for this garbage then no more linking to their pages.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/7/2012 1:16:55 PM     (No. 9053868)

No one will actually PAY to read the WaPo dribble.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 12/7/2012 1:32:38 PM     (No. 9053896)

The WaPo should pay us to read their lying crap.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 12/7/2012 1:33:09 PM     (No. 9053897)

HELP,HELP, my boat is sinking!! OH - I know what to do, I´ll drill a hole in the bottom to let the water run out.

LOL!

Fools.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 12/7/2012 1:38:25 PM     (No. 9053907)

Ticking off half your readership with biased reporting is not a good business model. But that "pay for on-line content" idea ought to right the ship. Worked wonders for the NYT!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/7/2012 1:39:47 PM     (No. 9053911)

The Kansas City Star actually told my parents that their paper rates were going up to subsidize the website so they lost my parents as subscribers. WaPo´s idea will work just as well.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/7/2012 2:05:11 PM     (No. 9053961)

We need to punish and bring the left wing media to it´s knees. I saw today that the Post will start charging for e-news. I never use them unless it is a link but will never give them or any left wing media outlet any money. I avoid anything NBC - except Sunday night football only if my team is playing. Otherwise, I watch absolutely nothing on their channel. I won´t let my cable boxes be tuned to anything news from CBS or ABC either.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/7/2012 2:37:10 PM     (No. 9054006)

The Post continues to be a propaganda arm for the Leftists and their Democrat toadies. It´s cost them their circulation and why they think readers will come back to pay them for online content beats me. The readers left because they didn´t want what they were publishing the first time and they sure aren´t going to return with money in hand for more of the same.

In addition to all this, the WaPo has a problem with demographics. Their older readers are dropping away and dying off (their old liberal readers). The young Obama-voting slackers won´t be interested in reading a newspaper on their smart phones at least not regular news content so they are losing out on both ends.

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