by Jacquie Bowser, Brand Republic 20-Mar-09, 09:30
LONDON - The Independent and The Times are reportedly considering introducing paid-for content on their websites.
Gavin O'Reilly, the new chief executive of Independent News & Media, owner of The Independent, said that although he had not formalised any plans, he was looking at paid-for offerings on INM's websites, according to a report in The Telegraph.
O'Reilly said: "Our experience has been that the web is a financially deflationary area. I think we will see more and more content moving to subscription.
"We are looking at some charge structure. If we are giving all our content away, it's obviously necessary."
Read Gordon's Republic blog post -- Free lunch is over says The Economist as Indy talks about charging.