About Me

  • I'm CEO of Newspeg.com, a social news-sharing platform. I've spent 20 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies. You can read more about me here.

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August 13, 2009


Gab Goldenberg

I'm not saying this to be contrarian, but I really think charging for content is a good idea. The catch is that people won't pay for wire content, or even for the same news the wires report. But people will pay for investigative, researched pieces and quality features. I may be wrong, but The Economist seems to be doing alright.

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