I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options. 

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.

I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options.

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.

  1. gastongm reblogged this from fimoculous
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    At least 5 people have sent this Nieman post from Rex or hilariously tweets about it to me, so here’s my take for my...
  3. tomelko said: I think the Times, with its national audience, is going to have a harder time with membership than a major local daily would. A local paper, like the Strib, can offer members-only classifieds, contractor ratings, events they could actually attend…
  4. ryanbrown said: I was with you until you said “Skillshare”