With u-turn on The Sun, News International is talking about 'a mixed economy' for online newspaper content.
This article titled “The Sun may stay outside a paywall after all” was written by Roy Greenslade, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 10th May 2011 08.43 UTC
Do I detect a change of policy at News International about paywalls? If I read correctly between the lines of statements made last night by the publisher’s chief marketing officer, Katie Vanneck-Smith, then The Sun is not going to follow the other three Wapping titles by charging for access to all of its online content.
Speaking off the cuff at a City University seminar, she gave various hints which together suggest that Britain’s best-selling national title will not erect the same kind of “iron curtain” paywalls that surround The Times, Sunday Times and News of the World.