Bentler - 4:32 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0) Per Joseph Pulitzer: Wired: News Papers Should Really Worry [webmasterworld.com] Why Is the Pulitzer Club Getting So Exclusive? [archives.cjr.org]
Depending on how subscription search is designed, it could help the viability of newspapers and magazines as it improves the quality and uniqueness of reporting and writing. Hopefully it builds upon a micropayments model and offers an alternative to advertising revenue, and if they build visitor ratings into their serps, it could help readers choose the highest quality content. Search for subscription sites is a great step in the evolution of the Web. Here's why:
Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
Per Joseph Pulitzer:
Wired: News Papers Should Really Worry [webmasterworld.com]
Why Is the Pulitzer Club Getting So Exclusive? [archives.cjr.org]