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FT.com’s Robert Shrimsley Talks About Paywall and More! (Video)

While I was in Denmark at a media conference recently, I shared the stage with Robert Shrimsley, the managing editor of the Financial Times’ Web site, FT.com.

The longtime newsman is one smart dude, as you will see from this video, in which he talks about the U.K.-based site’s experience with paywalls and other challenges for journalism in recent years.

Here’s a video I did with Shrimsley on a train into Copenhagen from the to-be-or-not-to-be town of Helsingør:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus