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@ D6: Murdoch On WSJ: We Can Charge A Lot More

What You Should Have Read, May 28, 2008

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@ D6: Murdoch On WSJ: We Can Charge A Lot More

Paidcontent.org's Rafat Ali has a nice summary of Rupert Murdoch's appearance at the confab he now owns, AllThingsDigital D6 Conference. Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg interviewed his new boss. When asked by Walt about the future of newspapers: "I just love communicating with people, whether print, TV, print, mobile and others. Print will be there for at least 20 years, and outlive me." On keeping WSJ/Barrons as subscription: "When I saw how much money they were making, I changed my mind on it. People can pay a lot more than we are charging, from $50 a year to $150 million...We have 2000 great journalists....if we can't fashion something great out of it, then we have something wrong," he said, elaborating on the premium product that WSJ can build on. See what he had to say about Microsoft, Yahoo, MySpace and Google.
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