In Search of Free
A friend of the Zeitgeist team often contributed to articles for Men’s Vogue, until it went under not long ago. As Le Monde reported earlier this week, it is masculine publications which are particularly suffering in the downturn.
In general (as Zeitgeist has already noted), people are not willing to pay for content online, especially when they might be able to access the very same content elsewhere for free. The New York Times recently announced its decision to resurrect its paywall, originally put in place with pathetic results back in 1996. Will things be different now? Platforms like Apple’s iPad may play a key part. Variety has more.