Murdoch admits delay in introducing newspaper website charges

Rupert Murdoch is finding it harder than expected to introduce charges for readers browsing his newspaper websites and may miss a target of next June for the introduction of so-called “pay walls”.Murdoch admitted last night that the schedule was slipping for the start of online charging at papers including the Sun, the Times, the New York Post and the Australian. The initiative, which has divided the media industry, is an attempt to recalibrate the business model for struggling print media. see:News Corporation plan to charge for online content delayed: Murdoch [AFP]
News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has said that a plan to begin charging readers of his newspapers online may be delayed.Murdoch had previously outlined plans to erect pay walls around his vast newspaper empire by the end of News Corp’s current fiscal year in June but he indicated that was now unlikely.

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