More and more newspapers are shifting their online business models to compensate their declining print circulation numbers. The Wall Street Journal is no exception. The New York Times reported yesterday that Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corporation, anticipates dropping the online subscription price for WSJ.com after the completion of News Corp’s acquisition of Dow Jones & Company, publisher of WSJ. This is all well and good, but expect more ads on the website – increased advertising revenues will make up for the loss of the subscription rates.
You can always read the print edition of the Wall Street Journal here at the Library on the first floor in Periodicals or online via Proquest, free and without the ads.
full article: Murdoch Intends to Drop WSJ.com Fee – New York Times