Murdoch Still Toying With Making WSJ.com Content Free

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By: E&P Staff

Rupert Murdoch still hasn’t completely finalized buying Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, but that won’t stop rumors that Murdoch may make the Journal’s online content free.

Yesterday, Murdoch told an investment conference that the issue was “right on the front burner” and, although no decision has been made, a free site “looks like the way we are going.” But others at the Journal contest this view.

The Journal became the only major U.S. paper charging for online access to most of its content after The New York Times abandoned its two-year-old online paid-subscription service, which offered paying subscribers online access to the newspaper’s columnists and archives.

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