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Rupert Murdoch: “The era of free online news is over”

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"Quality journalism is not cheap," comments Murdoch, whose business was hit by huge writedowns in the value of its assets, restructuring charges and a dive in commercial revenue. "The digital revolution has opened many new and inexpensive distribution channels but it has not made content free. We intend to charge for all our news websites.

"I believe that if we’re successful, we’ll be followed fast by other media."

So, dear readers, should Real Business follow suit? Would you pay to read our online news stories and/or our monthly magazine? Post your views below.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2009
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