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Another (Not Great) Newspaper Pay Wall Strategy: Shortchange the Web

Published on October 20, 2010
by Peter Kafka

Outside of a few outliers (like The Wall Street Journal), newspaper pay walls are unexplored territory. Which is why experiments like the ones the New York Times is conducting at its flagship paper and other publications are so interesting. But here’s one that probably won’t work: Rhode Island’s Providence Journal plans to run only excerpts from its print edition on its Web site–even for the paper’s subscribers.

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