Tag Archives: Frederic Filloux

MondayNote.com: How to make readers pay for news

Frédéric Filloux analyses key components of a modern paid-for system for news sites.

“In recent weeks, several suggestions for moving from wish to implementation have popped up. The latest one comes from Google. The company proposes to give a boost to its not-so-successful Checkout service by harnessing it to online newspapers interests.”

Full MondayNote post at this link…

MondayNote: Sarkozy’s news prescription – ‘a band-aid to an ailing industry’

Yes, Monday was two days ago but Frédéric Filloux’s take on Sarkosy’s media prescription is a good read and clearly set out. “Tons of cash for publishers, little in return,” Filloux starts.

“That’s the Sarkozy prescription to ‘save’ the press. For €600m ($767m) to be spent over three years, the French president is buying if not influence, the French media barons’ ear and goodwill. This is not a stimulus package. This is a band-aid to an ailing industry that has a shown a tremendous resistance to change, at every level.”

Full story…