The Paywall Question – Your Answer Requested

As more newspapers consider erecting paywalls around their stories, the debate rages as to whether this will save them or kill them off altogether, causing consumers to flee to free source.  MediaBistro has decided to crowdsource the answer.  Or maybe that should be, an answer. You can take part in their survey, and let your voice be heard as to whether you feel paywalls will ease the problem for newspapers or make it worse. And don’t think for a minute that this is as easy as responding to a poll.  This week, Rupert Murdoch, who is talking to “other organizations” about erecting a paywall around his many properties said that it such a difficult task to accomplish, that he would likely miss the June 2010 target that he set. But that shouldn’t stop you from offering your opinion.  Here’s the poll.



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