Rubert Murdoch told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that he would not free the entire online Wall Street Journal as expected but would keep a portion of it closed for subscribers. At a session on Rebuilding the American Brand: Suggestions for the Future American President, Murdoch said he would free “the commodity information you can get elsewhere” but keep original, proprietary stories behind a wall and charge for it.
This is big news for all the media folks waiting for Murdoch to open the now closed online Journal. Murdoch surprises again.
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