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It looks like The Telegraph newspaper will follow in the footsteps of The Times and erect a pay wall around its website in the new year.

The Telegraph's parent company TMG is rumoured to have been working on a way to get more money and mulling charging for its online content for some time, a plan that will probably come to fruition in 2011, The Independent reported.

A spokeswoman for TMG told the newspaper: "Absolutely no decisions have been made on the introduction of a paid-content model. Like all publishers, TMG continually evaluates the developments in the digital sector."

However, insiders have reportedly told The Independent that plans have been afoot ‘for some time' but the pay model for The Telegraph is likely to differ from The Times, which charges for absolutely all its online content.

It is understood that The Telegraph will pursue a strategy of ‘controlled consumption' and keep a handful of articles free to access for non-subscribers, hoping they will realise how wonderful the online publication is and rush to hand over their money.

Heads up for IRRO

Times, Telegraph, FT.

What's the world coming to?

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Heads up for IRRO

Times, Telegraph, FT.

What's the world coming to?

May-bee they haven't worked out yet - that the brainwashing ******** the Elite owned media come out with will not be available to brainwash a wide audience anymore!

Oops! :):D:P

Back-tracking anyone?

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They don't get it do they - the Internet.

More and more quality writers and journos are writing for free and/or writing on sites that make an absolute fortune from online ads.

Cake. Wanting to eat it.

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They're just cutting themselves out of the loop. And the more newspapers which put up a paywall the more money those that don't get.

People will only really pay for real-time or near real-time information, eg the FT. The rest they want for free.

The other model which might work is massive configurability, basically you get to design your own newspaper and you see a website composed just for you drawing from a vast database of news. Maybe you could pick your slant: rightwing, leftwing, bull, bear, etc and see news which confirmed your prejudices. Or even you could subscribe to someone else's idea of the news, see the news according to Ambrose etc.

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A friend of mine was just saying that since The Times implemented a pay-wall he has given up buying the print copies of The Times which he used to do frequently.

More interesting, he commented that the 'brand' had disappeared from his thoughts and he did not miss it now.

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that's a shame.Randall and Evans Pritchard have been two of the few journo's worht reading over the last few years.

noone will know who they are in a few years.

Indeed. Worst, for the owners is that mouthpiece for their political agenda will be talking to an empty room.

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Tell people they either pay for it all or get nothing and guess what they mostly choose: nothing. They need to figure out a micropayment scheme so people can read Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (or whoever they like) for a couple of pence per article. Nobody is going to pay a quid a day to read rehashed Reuters, Premiership tables, weather maps etc they can get for free in a zillion other places.

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Tell people they either pay for it all or get nothing and guess what they mostly choose: nothing. They need to figure out a micropayment scheme so people can read Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (or whoever they like) for a couple of pence per article. Nobody is going to pay a quid a day to read rehashed Reuters, Premiership tables, weather maps etc they can get for free in a zillion other places.

The problem is that for every AEP in the old papers , there are another dozen independents online who publish on sites/blogs for zilch. I've discovered many of them through this HPC site. They give a much better analysis than AEP and his ilk could ever hope for as the old media need to explain everything in a dumbed down way to appeal to the masses or have a massive VI looking at their every word (in the Times case, it's Murdoch).

Maybe the old media need to club together and make a unique paywall offering, where their brightest and best are available online? So, instead of 1 AEP, the subscriber gets 5 or 10 "expert" opinions. That might be worth shelling out £1 a week for.

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They don't get it do they - the Internet.

More and more quality writers and journos are writing for free and/or writing on sites that make an absolute fortune from online ads.

Cake. Wanting to eat it.

Can't wait for the first internet only independent new site. It'll be a shock when the MSM realize that their business model has failed and that they can't get back in as everyone turns to net for its obvious benefits as a news delivery platform.

It's going to damage the broadcaster as their controlled, regulated platform is outdated.

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When that site gets going its power is going to be scary, it'll be attacked in the early months by the MSM on content grounds as well as the muppets/script kiddies out of spite.

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Soon might be an opportunity to collaborate with some journos and put up a 'free'.

OK let's do it.

I'll put forward a couple of suggestions

Economics Editor - Nadeem Walayat

Political Editor - Iain Mcwhirter

If we need a toilet cleaner Jill Insley.

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Why?

The times don't make any money from it.

They had 100000 subscribers in the period of 9 months I think ... that's not a full time number ... just the number of people who'd tried it...

the guardian makes millions from their online advertising... so why would the figures add up?

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The Telegraph getting a paywall, it is a bit like flushing yourself down a toilet. A costly exercise, that is difficult and pointless to do, and no one will miss you when you are gone.

Yes very stupid, they would make far more money from advertising revenue than a pay model would EVER make.

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Why?

The times don't make any money from it.

They had 100000 subscribers in the period of 9 months I think ... that's not a full time number ... just the number of people who'd tried it...

the guardian makes millions from their online advertising... so why would the figures add up?

The Guardian should be able to charge a bit more for their advertising as each other paper goes subscription. Their hits will increase exponentially.

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that's a shame.Randall and Evans Pritchard have been two of the few journo's worht reading over the last few years.

noone will know who they are in a few years.

I would also add Liam Halligan with his heavyweight economic insights and opinions, who puts The Times's David Smith to shame.

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They don't get it do they - the Internet.

More and more quality writers and journos are writing for free and/or writing on sites that make an absolute fortune from online ads.

Cake. Wanting to eat it.

Yes very stupid, they would make far more money from advertising revenue than a pay model would EVER make.

^ Just not true. There are so many people chasing online ad dollars, and too few customers responding to display ads. It's just not a viable way to pay for primary journalism.

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Heads up for IRRO

Times, Telegraph, FT.

What's the world coming to?

The Telegraph has been a good source of info, although I'm sure I'll adapt and find the news from elsewhere for free.

If all the papers go behind a paywall they will quickly run into the problem of attracting new readers, once people get into the habit of finding their news elsewhere they will never come back.

Not missed the Times at all. So won't pay for it.

If the Telegraph does the same I won't miss that either.

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The Telegraph has been a good source of info, although I'm sure I'll adapt and find the news from elsewhere for free.

If all the papers go behind a paywall they will quickly run into the problem of attracting new readers, once people get into the habit of finding their news elsewhere they will never come back.

Not missed the Times at all. So won't pay for it.

If the Telegraph does the same I won't miss that either.

Ditto. I will switch to other free papers until sites like this take off - http://en.wikinews.org

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Serious question, why the aversion to paying for something if you find it interesting and valuable?

People on forums seem almost angry at The Times for trying to charge, calling them stupid.

It's £2 a week. If you find a micron of value in it then it's worth paying.

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