Rapid Programs For Russia News Around The Usa
Edited by Biagio Loft
In accordance to a recent study, we're not overly impressed with Rupert Murdoch's Russia News programs to charge to get use of his on the web news sites. Of 2,000 people asked if they would ever purchase online news, 9 out of 10 said 'No!'. Does which means that that Murdoch's decision to charge users to access his news sites is certainly foolish?
I wouldn't pay for information, either, unless...
EASILY were asked 'would you ever purchase online news?', I'd probably say 'no', too. In the end, in an age whenever we can generally read about major events on Twitter before the news channels survey them, why would we ever want pay for usage of their content?
However, I would, and often do, pay for quality and 'high-class' news. I would never pay a penny for one of the shrinking number of totally free newspapers passed out on my method to function in a morning, but I would purchase a Sunday broadsheet with all its extras and trimmings (despite the fact that the chances of me in fact reading lots of pages are really small).
I have been known to register with a paid associates' area on the site of a particular football team (which shall remain nameless) to get usage of extra content not available on the primary internet site: video interviews and press conferences, highlights of reserve and youth team matches, live radio commentary on match times.
Would I spend to read The Sun online? No. There are usually only about 2 paragraphs in each image-dominated article anyway. It only costs a couple of pennies to buy genuine so there wouldn't end up being much value in which consists of site. THE DAYS? Probably, but only if all the quality news outlets beginning charging, otherwise I'd just go for the free one.
Using a Credit Card meant for a 20p Article?
I'm not sure how much Mr Murdoch wants to charge his users to learn articles, but I'm guessing there is going to be some sort of account that needs setting up. I certainly couldn't become bothered to obtain my wallet out every time I wanted to learn something and I'd be extremely hesitant to commit to subscribing.
However, if indeed they had a similar system to iTunes, whereby you merely get into your password to gain usage of a paid article and your card is billed accordingly, that may make a bit more feeling. But, if I had to do that for every major news company, it would become very tiresome.
Ultimately, they may be shooting themselves in the foot to some extent. If the site makes it harder and less practical for me personally to read an article, I'll probably go elsewhere. I'd assume that I would always be in a position to read the news free of charge on the BBC's website, which would not be good news for the advertising income of the Murdoch online empire.
Assuming that I actually wished to read an article upon a paid site therefore badly that We paid my credit card details to them, what might stop me personally 'reporting' upon what the article said upon my freely obtainable blog? I'd imagine it might be very hard for a newspaper group to avoid a large number of bloggers disseminating the info freely to their users who would gain lots of traffic in the process.