A recent survey assessed readers’ willingness to pay for online news.
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – A recent survey pertaining to whether readers are willing to pay for their news online has some not so positive results for outlets that may be planning to begin charging fees. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual news industry assessment suggests that readers would be unlikely to pay for online news, even from preferred sites.
As noted in the report, 82 percent of respondents who expressed they had favorite news sites stated they would use other sites if those preferred began charging fees.
Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center affiliated survey project, is quoted by the AP as stating, “If we move to some pay system, that shift is going to have to surmount significant consumer resistance.”
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