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Posted on August 30, 2009 | tags


Biz: News Corp.: The BBC’s “free news” model is hurting us

  • It is essential for the future of independent digital journalism that a fair price can be charged for news to people who value it.
  • News Corp. European chairman James Murdoch • Making an argument critical of the BBC, a state-sponsored news source which he says is damaging the business models of free-market journalism. Beyond the fact that the news organization is “dominant,” he specifically has an issue with the fact that they won’t be charging for their content online. Our response to Rupert’s son? Stop whining and improve your content. While remaining independent editorially, the BBC’s news is often of a higher quality than yours, which makes it easier for us to decide what to read online. • source