Trinity Mirror CEO Simon Fox on the Problem with Paywalls, Industry Consolidation and What’s Wrong with Metrics

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By: Jasper Jackson | The Media Briefing

Newspapers in the UK and US are rushing headlong into gated access models, metered systems and paywalls – with even The Sun planning to raise the content drawbridge later this year.

But Trinity Mirror CEO Simon Fox is unconvinced and told a conference today he doesn’t believe there’s an opportunity for The Mirror or Sunday Mirror websites to go behind a paywall or charge for tablet editions, even though mobile access currently accounts for a quarter of all web traffic.

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