This week, two newspapers announced two very different paywall plans. The Wall Street Journal unveiled a new plan to provide specially aggregated content to “professionals” for up to $49 a month, drawing from WSJ.com, Dow Jones newswires and Factiva.
Local Long Island newspaper Newsday also revealed expected plans to roll out a paywall for its Web site next week. The Cablevision-owned paper’s online content will remain free to print subscribers and those who pay for Optimum Online service, but everyone else will have to pay $5 a week for access.
Whether or not either of these models will work, media companies will continue to test the waters with plans to make you pay for the content you want most. So we wonder, what would you be willing to pay for? WSJ seems to think there’s money in specially aggregated content while Newsday is banking on a need for local news, even for just a week at a time.
What do you think? Weigh in below. (You can pick more than one choice)