Friday 11 September 2009

Guido says Spectator building paywall

Political blogger Guido Fawkes says the Spectator is weeks away from putting up a paywall around its magazine content.
He writes: "Guido hears that the Speccie will within weeks be stealing a march on Murdoch and putting up a paywall around the magazine’s online content. The web-only stuff on CoffeeHouse will still be free, but the magazine content will be sold so as not to cannibalise the print edition."
Guido notes: "The Spectator online was originally behind a paywall, then they dropped it and thus spread the reach of the magazine. Retreating will certainly strengthen the position of influence held by online rival ConservativeHome. Not really sure this is going to produce much revenue."

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