News Corporation media owner Rupert Murdoch believes that the days of free news on the Internet are numbered. As reported by AFP, billionaire said in an interview with television channel Fox Business Network, included in his corporation that readers will have to pay for access to the sites of your favorite newspaper. In addition, he promised during the year to make a pay site of its own publications.
Murdoch, in particular, belong to The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The Times and Sun. The Wall Street Journal has already introduced a fee for access to the full content of your site.
According to Murdoch, in the next 10-15 years, the newspaper paper going into the past, but after two or three years, readers will be able to get full access to the press with their smartphones and other mobile devices, the information will be updated every hour.
The current financial crisis is forcing leading analog media to seek new sources of revenue. Thus, the newspaper The New York Times has already announced plans to make access to your site fee.
One of the first charge for access to the contents of the site has introduced the British newspaper The Financial Times. Subscribe to all content costs about $ 200 a year, and is available free of charge a limited number of materials. For fiscal year 2007 FT work on the online subscription of almost 18 million dollars.