Newspapers online - paywalls


A paywall is a term used by newspapers where someone online is offered a newspaper, but they have to pay for it.

The Australian is offering now a digital version free for three months. The idea being in three months they are trying to move people online and get them to pay with a paywall.

nd it interesting to see comments here from the Australian public what they think about these paywalls here. The consensus was as the Australian public are used to free news online, they are now upset that the Australian intends to make them pay for it.

I still think that these paywalls are going to have only very limited success. That there is going to be little money for the publishers online and they are better off sticking to brick and mortar companies like newsagents.