The Webby Debates Tackle the Pay Wall Issue

By: E&P Staff

With newspapers scrambling just to break even, the issue of pay walls is hotly debated. Everyone wants to make money by providing content, but the general public is still resistant to paying for content on the Internet, especially if it’s available elsewhere for free.

In the first-ever episode of The Webby Debates, Financial Times managing editor Robert Shrimsley (pro-paywall) and Guardian editor Janine Gibson (anti-paywall) spar over the merits and pitfalls of this controversial issue.

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