How Online Paywalls Are Changing Journalism

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Read Clay Shirky's column "Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users"

Online media advocate Clay Shirky has long been a skeptic of newspaper paywalls. He now thinks 2012 could be the year that a critical mass of readers will be willing to pay for news online. Shirky discusses his conversion and Denise Warren, general manager for NYTimes.com, explains the New York Times paywall strategy.

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