New venture to allow small pubs to charge for content. But is anyone buying?

16 Apr 2009

Charging for content online works for newspapers like The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. But will it work for smaller publications? Industry analysts are skeptical, to say the least, but three high profile media businessmen are betting the time is right. Journalism Online, a venture backed by Court TV founder Steve Brill, former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, and telecoms executive and…

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.