Friday 21 August 2009

Murdoch's News Corp seeking consortium of publishers who will charge for online content

Executives from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. have been meeting in recent weeks with publishers about forming a consortium that would charge for news distributed online and on portable devices, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
It says: "Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Miller has positioned News Corp. as a logical leader in the effort to start collecting fees from online readers because of its success with the Wall Street Journal Online, which boasts more than 1 million paying subscribers.
"He is believed to have met with major news publishers including New York Times Co., Washington Post Co., Hearst Corp. and Tribune Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times."
Via GregMitch on Twitter.

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