State of the Fourth Estate Morning Reading 8 6 09

I’m nearly proud of the diversity this morning – Economists, baseball, wire services and the Guardian. But, I’m going to be vain and remind people to check out parts one and two of my two-part argument against building a subscription wall.

  • The Dumbest Words I’ve Read Today, AP Edition… [Economists Do It With Models]

  • The Battle Over Content Fair Use Places “Aggregators” in the Crosshairs [Biz of Baseball]
  • Why I believe in the link economy [Reuters MediaFile] This post is extra fascinating because it was written by Chris Ahearn, President, Media of Thomson Reuters.
  • Rupert Murdoch’s move to charge for content opens doors for competitors [The Guardian]

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