Pay-to-Read Web Journalism

By Deane Barker on July 22, 2003

Have Web Site, Will Investigate: So-called “pay-to-read” journalism is on the radar. The guy at apparently got people to donate $14,000+ so he could go to Iraq and report to them about it. Jakob Nielson has talked about this lately as well.



  1. Is it really “pay-to-read” or is it “pay-to-write”? People paid for the journalist to perform the service of going to Iraq and writing articles from there. Anybody can go to the site and read the content for free.

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