Murdoch: Won't Go Free

What You Should Have Read, Jan. 24, 2008

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Murdoch: Won't Go Free
The Wall Street Journal reports that its own website,, will keep a significant portion of its content behind its paid-subscription wall, according to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Speculation that News Corp. would make a completely free site had been rife in recent months, as Mr. Murdoch had signaled he was contemplating lifting the subscription wall. "We are going to greatly expand and improve the free part of the Wall Street Journal online, but there will still be a strong offering" for subscribers, Mr. Murdoch said. "The really special things will still be a subscription service, and, sorry to tell you, probably more expensive."
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