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The End of Freeconomics

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“Why would I put anything on the Web?” asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher and owner of the newspaper. “I don’t understand how putting content on the Web would do anything but help destroy our paper. Why should we give our readers any incentive whatsoever to not look at our content along with our advertisements, a large number of which are beautiful and cheap full-page ads?”

Meanwhile:

“… paid subscriptions for The Journal’s Web site were up more than 7 percent from a year ago.”

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