‘Will you pay for news?’ … ‘Hell, no!’

By Steve Outing

In this Denver Post story about parent company MediaNews Group’s new plan to charge for online news content, there’s an informal online poll. The results aren’t pretty for MNG.

I’m quoted as the dissenting voice in this piece by reporter Andy Vuong, but it’s a tiny clip and he leaves out most of my arguments against the MNG plan. I suppose it’s tough for a journalist to report in a balanced manner on your own company’s new grand plan. But this is mostly puff for an ill-advised business strategy that, in my humble opinion, will turn out to be a disaster.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!