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would you pay to read the news online? The Times and Sunday Times newspapers will start charging to access their websites in June, owner News International (NI) has announced. Users will pay £1 …
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
would you pay to read the news online?

The Times and Sunday Times newspapers will start charging to access their websites in June, owner News International (NI) has announced.

Users will pay £1 for a day's access and £2 for a week's subscription.
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others will follow

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8588432.stm
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
Nope, I would not.
banned#2
I wouldn't pay to read the Times online - this is the proverbial 'toe in the water' from a certain Mr. Murdoch.

Maybe if he had done this a decade ago he might have a chance.
#3
Nope.

If i had an e reader i would consider subscribing to an e copy, but online i can just access news other places.
#4
Hell no
#5
Why, when you can get the Metro free?
#6
not while the daily mail website is still free.

All the newspaper websites have the same stories on them anyway
#7
There is no boobs in the times so no
banned#8
However, I have paid £2.39 for the guardian app, but mainly due to Charlie Brooker.
banned#9
Leech
not while the daily mail website is still free.

All the newspaper websites have the same stories on them anyway


But reported with a particular bias - you need to read multiple sources to get the truth.

Although if you're a Mail reader than I doubt accuracy and veracity are what you're looking for:thumbsup:
#10
No way
#11
Problem is that once one does it and makes even a little money the others may follow too.

There will always be news sites available for free, they may just not be your normal ones.
#12
Bubble_Market
There is no boobs in the times so no



:-D well news international own ''the scum'' you'll be paying soon enough
[mod]#13
no i would not.
banned#14
greg_68
Problem is that once one does it and makes even a little money the others may follow too.

There will always be news sites available for free, they may just not be your normal ones.


I don't quite see how it can be an effective model when we have 24hour rolling news networks which can be watched on the move, RSS feeds and specialist sites and news aggregators like HuffPo.

Newspapers are a dying medium and I don't think moving the current model online will actually work.
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Bubble_Market;8210012
There is no boobs in the times so no



I've seen John Terry on the sports pages of The Times.
#16
Predikuesi
I've seen John Terry on the sports pages of The Times.


I like that lol
banned#17
hell would have to freeze over first before I pay for any internet news service
#18
C'mon guys, pay that nice Mr. Murdoch, you all know that he is short of a few bob:roll:

How long before he makes Sky News a pay channel?
suspended#19
There's free porn online, who would read news? :)
#20
no. its a dumb idea.

why pay when theres free newspapers, free* news channels included in your SKY/FREEVIEW/TV Licence/Subscriptions
#21
While there are still decent free options I wouldn't. What do these 'pay for sites' offer over the free ones?
#22
Carley
TV license includes the BBC's online services so I pay already.


and it is better too long live the bbc £200 licence fee now !!!!

news int should be ahamed they pay not 1p tax in this country the merdocks r gready ppl who take money from this country and put nowt back not even tax
#23
miles136
and it is better too long live the bbc £200 licence fee now !!!!

news int should be ahamed they pay not 1p tax in this country the merdocks r gready ppl who take money from this country and put nowt back not even tax


I think that they do, however much I detest Murdoch, his companies do have to pay UK tax.
#24
nothing
#25
Its scarily the way of the future, there are many people who make micro payments for on line content, only have to look at XBL and PSN, for avatar rubbish.

Spotify on the iPhone is a tenner month!

many streaming radio stations like last.fm are to introduce payment schemes

Its not the first and won't be the last
banned#26
Alfonse
Its scarily the way of the future, there are many people who make micro payments for on line content, only have to look at XBL and PSN, for avatar rubbish.

Spotify on the IPhone is a tenner month!

many streaming radio stations like last.fm are to introduce payment schemes

Its not the first and won't be the last


It may be the way of the future for things like music and film, but for news I don't think it is.

I think the future is specialist outlets delivering content you want, rather than a newspaper model which has maybe 50% content that you are actually interested in.

We already have 24 hour news stations which can be viewed on the go.

This will not end well for Rupert.:whistling:
#27
FilthAndFurry
It may be the way of the future for things like music and film, but for news I don't think it is.

I think the future is specialist outlets delivering content you want, rather than a newspaper model which has maybe 50% content that you are actually interested in.

We already have 24 hour news stations which can be viewed on the go.

This will not end well for Rupert.:whistling:


agreed, however if others follow suit and I mean IF, then its possible it could set the bench mark
#28
I doubt this would work. As others have said many other places give you the news for free so why pay?

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