Well spotted on Wsj.com/opinion   Leave a comment


An insightful observer of the online publishing business has spotted this significant change: one of the most appreciated content providers in the western world shares their wares to show them.

Is this one more step towards free publishing as the next business model, or what?

Here’s Roberto’s quotation from WSJ to ponder.  



Everyone knows that Joseph Schumpeter’s "creative destruction" is roiling the newspaper world, and today we’d like to announce something on the creative side. We’re rolling out a new destination for the Journal editorial page offering free access to all of our editorials and op-eds, video interviews and commentary. It’s as close as we’ll get to conceding there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Since 2000, we’ve operated in a dual world on the Web. The majority of our daily editorial offerings have remained behind a paid subscription wall at wsj.com/opinion, while our free site, OpinionJournal.com, offered select stories plus a few Web-only features. As of today, those two sites will merge and become a single free site for all Journal opinion, both in the U.S. and overseas editions, book reviews and leisure and arts.

Readers will be able to access the site either through wsj.com/opinion or OpinionJournal.com, and they will see the same page. OJ readers won’t have to change their bookmarks, and they’ll have access for the first time to every editorial, daily columnist and clips from our weekly TV show on Fox, the Journal Editorial Report. Meanwhile, those who come to the site via wsj.com/opinion will for the first time be able to see James Taranto’s irreverent Best of the Web Today column, John Fund’s dispatches from the campaign trail, among other features.


Posted January 13, 2008 by Gianluca Marcellino in Computer e Internet

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