There's a huge hole in the NYTimes' paywall

There's a huge hole in the NYTimes' paywall

Summary: The New York Times paywall is coming in early 2011, but there is a glaring hole in its design...

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Jay Rosen teaches journalism at NYU. He noticed that the New York Times will allow readers following links on a blog site to read articles for free. In answering questions about the paywall, the management of the New York Times wrote:
If you are coming to NYTimes.com from another Web site and it brings you to our site to view an article, you will have access to that article and it will not count toward your allotment of free ones.
Excellent news. I cannot wait for the paywall because I will build a blog site that is a shadow of the NYTimes.com, and all my readers will get free access! I have a solution and I call it 'adtribution.' Bloggers that quote or link to NYT stories agree to carry one or more text-ad links from the newspaper. Studies have shown that less than half of people click through to the source article. This way, the New York Times gets distribution for its stories and its advertisers. And by agreeing to adtribution, the bloggers get a license to quote and link to New York Times stories.

BTW: Here's another problem - Newspaper Paywalls Could Be Used To Spread Misinformation...

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  • People will shun NYT

    Desperate Rupert Murdock's desperate attempt.
    sadly2010
  • Credit card scams!

    Definitely credit card scams to collect your credit card numbers and collet money from you.
    sadly2010
  • Greedy readers expect something for nothing

    Real Reporting requires lots of money, and I will gladly subscribe to the NYT Online.

    For the most part, bloggers just comment on news content that was created by the mainstream media; mostly newspapers. If not for the mainstream media, bloggers wouldn't have anything to talk about.
    Tom12Tom
    • As a greedy reader...

      guilty and proud of it.

      Greed is good for my education and anywhere I can get it for free I will.
      Agnostic_OS
  • RE: There's a huge hole in the NYTimes' paywall

    He said:
    "BTW: Here?s another problem - Newspaper Paywalls Could Be Used To Spread Misinformation?"
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    What?!?!? New York Times is MISSINFORMATION!
    orasac
  • RE: There's a huge hole in the NYTimes' paywall

    "I will build a blog site that is a shadow of the
    NYTimes.com, and all my readers will get free access!"

    This is illegal. I hope you are in some nearly failed
    state that does not allow the NY Times to sue you and you
    have no plans of visiting the USA ever.

    A legal way to avoid paying for content is just to click
    on other sites, such as using my news portal
    www.Shrewd.com
    Steve Baba