Radio 4 Today: ‘Crisis in the economics of media industry’

Radio 4 Today follows up on the New York Times’ plan to charge for online news content. In this segment Tim Luckhurst, professor of journalism at the University of Kent and a former editor of the Scotsman, shares his view. “The industry has been waiting for it [charging] to happen,” he says. Newspapers made a “spectacular mistake” in making it free in the first place and “they need to find a new way of paying for that expensive journalism.”

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