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Me, on the TV, talking New York Times and Star Tribune paywalls

I was on a Fox9 News segment I like to call “Pass the popcorn with Jeff Passolt” Monday night, gasbagging about online payment schemes at the New York Times and (soon) the Star Tribune.

Unfortunately for viewers, Passolt and I were on our best behavior, but if you want to see what a “media expert’s” living room looks like, click away!

Media Expert Talks NYT Online Pay Plan:

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Adam Platt on 03/29/2011 - 08:49 am.

    What is that, David, a modified hoodie?

  2. Submitted by Mark Stromseth on 03/29/2011 - 09:21 am.

    There’s no need to pay for the NYT at all to get online access. You can easily defeat the paywall and read the whole thing, all the time.

  3. Submitted by Jeremy Powers on 03/29/2011 - 04:17 pm.

    You weren’t gasbagging. Jeff Passolt was, moving from your comments, which is the biggest trend in journalism for the year, to his little bit about still knowing how to fold a newspaper like a paperboy. To me, in that 60 seconds it summed up the whole problem with the greatest oxymoron of the 20th Century – television news. And the worst part is, most of the viewers at home were probably talking about how little Jeffy was a paperboy when he was a teenager. The world is doomed.

  4. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 03/30/2011 - 08:10 am.

    The Times is the one news source paying for online. Much as I love the Strib, and root for it’s success, charging people for access to it’s website just isn’t a viable strategy for them.

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