Thursday, January 24, 2008

Murdoch: Won’t Go Free (DJ)

From the WSJ's The Daily Davos blog:
The Wall Street Journal’s Web site,, will keep a significant portion of its content behind its paid-subscription wall, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Thursday.
Speculation that News Corp. would make a completely free site had been rife in recent months, since Mr. Murdoch had signaled he was contemplating lifting the subscription wall. Mr. Murdoch had indicated that lifting the pay wall could broaden the Journal’s online audience and boost its Web advertising revenue, offsetting any loss in subscription revenues.

Mr. Murdoch made his comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in answer to a question....MORE

The DD has a picture of Mr. Murdoch. As do we.
Although we admire the way Mr. Murdoch pulled himself up by his own pinstripes we did have to side with the reporters when the underpaid, electron-stained wretches were picketing*.

Here he is announcing that NWS was going green.

One of my favorites:

Rupert Murdoch: strategic move
Photo: AP

The picketing was before Rupert bought DJ & Co. but had already made the bid:
Green Rupert, the Wall Street Journal and an Apology

For Our Friends at the Wall Street Journal

If you are going with the standard "2, 4, 6, 8..." chant, here's a list of rhymes:...
(our fav's were "...something, something, fourth estate"
and "...basal metabolic rate.")