“This move confirms just how hard it is for news organizations to generate subscription revenue online: If the Times can’t do it, almost no one can (the one modest success story, the Wall Street Journal, will presumably be next to throw in the towel). The failure of TimesSelect is also yet more proof that newspapers will have to fundamentally restructure their businesses as the world migrates online. The revenue-per-reader the companies can generate online is only a fraction of what they can generate in print, and the online businesses simply won’t support the same cost structure.”
0 thoughts on “NYT to drop TimesSelect — Blodgett”
good riddance I say. I could never access Select, and I was a freaking print subscriber who was supposed to get it for free. Customer support was useless – “we’ll get back to you” (never did). I think they were confused, me living in NH and all. Live free (as in content) or die!
Cost and reg walls must die. Period. Last gasp of the old media is the erection of a wall. First sign of sanity is their takedown.