The Times vs. Guardian strategies: uber-dumb & smart

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Today is the first day for the hard paywall at Rupert Murdoch’s The Times and Sunday Times‘ websites. I have one good thing to say about Murdoch, and the rest will be extremely critical. … At least the declining media tycoon has the guts to try out the online paywall strategy that he’s been pushing…

The Times’ (UK one) smart membership experiment

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Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s The Times and the Sunday Times that have initiated the closest to what I’ve advocated in the past in terms of a smart, voluntary news premium membership model online. If you haven’t seen it, check out Times+. Why my surprise? Well, if you’ve followed recent coverage of Rupert Murdoch, whose…