With the Australian’s online paywall up and running, Peter Clarke talks to the former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, Gordon Crovitz, Crikey editor Sophie Black and the University of Canberra’s Jason Wilson about the Australian’s experiment, the success of the New York Times’s “porous paywall,” and the broader challenge of persuading readers to pay for online content.
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Gordon Crovitz, Co-Founder of Press+
A longer version of the interview with Mr Crovitz is available here
Sophie Black, Editor of Crikey
Jason Wilson, Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra
And former CEO of the Financial Review Group, Michael Gill, responds to this discussion for Inside Story
Peter Clarke is a Melbourne-based broadcaster, writer and educator who teaches at RMIT and Swinburne universities. He pioneered national talkback on Australian radio as the inaugural presenter of Offspring (now Life Matters) on ABC Radio National. Podcast theme created by Ivan Clarke, Pang Productions. Thanks to RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication for the use of their studio.