I’m thrilled The Daily Oklahoman, our largest newspaper in Oklahoma, created an iPad application earlier this fall. I used it several times during my free trial period, and really liked it. Now, however, I can’t access any current news on it unless I pay $10 per month. Even if our family paid to subscribe to the print edition of the paper, I’d still have to pay $5 per month for digital access.
With the wealth of alternative, free news sources available on the web today, I’m not willing to pay for my news, however. I’d use a free NewsOK app with advertising, but I won’t pay a subscription fee for a single newspaper when I can read hundreds of others for free online. These are the news and RSS aggregator apps I am currently using on my iPad:
The New York Times is going to start charging in January for access to news via its iPad app. I don’t think I’ll pay for that either. The old, traditional model of having consumers pay for standard news is dead, at least from my perspective.
Are you willing to still pay for news you read? Why or why not?
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