If we want to keep getting quality news, someone has to pay for it. We, as readers, don’t have a “right” to free anything. Journalists, though, do have a right to get paid for their intellectual labor. If simple traffic and advertising isn’t doing the trick, then that money has to come from somewhere else. No aphorism is going to deliver us from that basic truth.
The News Frontier
05:40 PM - March 17, 2011
“Information Wants to Be Free”; The NYT Does Not
Paywall reactions and misunderstandings
Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks
Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold
How a young Danish man turned extremist
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.