Newspaper publishers beleaguered by digital developments for the past
decade are starting to believe that business models to support digital
journalism have emerged. Their increasing optimism is driven by a number
of factors: the growing revenue from paywalls
and digital apps for tablets and smartphones, as well as a more
favorable shift in public attitudes towards paying for online news.
These trends are leading more newspapers to shut off or reduce the flow
of free digital news, with the Daily Telegraph
and the Sun
introducing pay services, and about half of US newspapers currently
charging for some digital news services.