Indo to move to “leaky” paywall model
There’s so much media news in today’s dailies it’s hard to know where to begin. I’m going to largely ignore the JNLRs because (a) I’m no broadcasting expert and (b) there’s no great shift in the figures, so it’s not that big a deal. Probably the confirmation of a fairly open secret by the editor of the Irish Independent Stephen Rae that the Indo would begin charging for online content via what he termed a “leaky” paywall is the most significant.
It’s the first of the national dailies in Ireland to jump, and the move was inevitable. It’s the right decision, and probably at the right time. Under Rae’s editorship, the newspaper has slowed but not stopped the circulation decline (the drop in the latest ABCs was in percentage terms lower than in previous…
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