nomis5 - 7:34 pm on Jul 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
The real problem for the Times business model is the BBC. The BBC provide reasonably impartial and well researched news for free. This is the competitor which will kill the Times business model.
I believe the BBC's provision of information on the internet is a distortion of the market. They are funded by the UK tax payer and we thought their remit was to provide TV and radio not a completely free internet service to the UK and a large part of the world.
Their coverage on the internet of DIY, financial, gardening, cooking, sports and loads of other every day stuff is seriously putting other people out of business. And the reason is simple, the BBC is funded entirely by the UK tax payer.
As long as the BBC is providing a free internet news service at my expense, what other non-niche organisation can operate profitably? I strongly object to their misuse of my money.