Texas Freedom Paper's Paid Online Content a Sign of What's to Come to the Orange County Register?
So, while this is being portrayed as a "value-added" to loyal subscribers, what it really is is a fuck you to online readers, who now must clog up their driveways with yellowing, unread newspapers if they want to continue reading free online. Or, they can pay for an online-only subscription.
"It's something that's being looked at in this industry by virtually every newspaper company," said Patton.
He--and the rest of Freedom, including the Register--had better hope most readers don't react the way "mnassour" did in the comments section under the Valley Morning Star announcement: "ROFL! I've got news for you guys....you're just not worth it. I hope the (relatively) few advertisers you have on the web page understand they won't be getting the views they paid for."