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djrobx
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reply to drew

Re: Business Plan

said by drew:

said by ericthered26:

Nothing has "got to give." If no one wants the product newspapers are selling, then the reporters better find a new career.

So you're saying that you'd welcome the "death" of written journalism?

That's not the question. Why should taxpayers be forced to pay for something that people clearly don't feel is worth paying a small subscription fee for?

In the modern age of tablets and smartphones, the likelihood of "written journalism" dying out altogether is extremely low. If reporters are writing something truly compelling, people will buy a digital subscription for their Kindle/iPad/etc. They can also make money from ad revenue. If their product can't stand up to what the web generates for free, then yes, it should die.

They're seriously trying to argue that ad blocking is preventing them from being able to earn money from a website?
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said by djrobx:

They're seriously trying to argue that ad blocking is preventing them from being able to earn money from a website?

it's pretty straight forward.
if your only source of revenue is from ad-space next to your content, and you're only paid for tracked views, or clicks on those ads, then anyone using software like ad-blocker is denying you revenue.

so, serious question: if pay-walls are not cool, and blocking ads is the default, how do they get paid at all?