Thursday, April 17, 2008

WSJ has taken away some free news!

If not every day, every other day I work the Wall Street Journal Media & Marketing section into my online news rotation...

Well apparently not anymore...unless I want to subscribe! A bulk of the online edition of WSJ is subscription-only, but the Media & Marketing section was one part that had free access. All of a sudden (a minute ago when I checked), they change that? What's the deal?

I'm sure subscription fees are minimal, but I'm not even going to look into it because it's the principle of it. Making something free, that you normally have to pay for, is an easy transition to communicate to the consumer. The reverse is a different story though. Don't make something initially free if you're going to take it away later on. Atleast post some reasoning for the transition.

I'm fighting for my right to free news...I'm e-mailing them. Stay tuned...



2 comments:

Tom Whalen said...

Want to use my online account?

KW said...

I appreciate it but it's more about the principle of it all rather than the actual news...I'll see how they respond to my e-mail.