Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trib erecting pay wall

The Chicago Tribune will begin charging online readers for access to content and is considering a "creative way" to do that, said Gerould Kern, the paper's editor.

"I think we will begin to charge in a selective way," Kern told a group gathered to hear him speak at the Niagara Foundation in Chicago this month. "That's coming.

"The consumer has to pay more of the cost of news," he said, pointing to European papers as examples of companies that charge more and deliver a high-quality product.