Adventures in Jutland

New York Times heads rather cleverly towards a 2011 Paywall

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Following on from Gillian’s lecture on the Commons. (What used to be only) print journalism is getting very interesting. Never really a commons in the full sense, but not quite not a commons, it became more of one with the Internet. Now there are attempts to enclose the commons again. If anyone is going to succeed in this it will be the New York Times. They are very carefully training readers into new modes of publishing as they go, before putting up carefully variegated-threshold paywalls in 2011. One example is this NY Times reader you can download. They also have a fairly extensive notification and feed set up, and have thought about their online layout and general design (which combines a sense of the old and new NY Times very well).

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