Dallas News Inches Closer to Charging for Online Content and Blocking Google News
This morning, Bloomberg News brings word: The publishers of The Dallas Morning News and the Denver Post are likely to join News Corp. in blocking Google's access to stories as they move some content behind a pay wall. We know when -- within the next six months -- but not where; could be at The News, could be at The Providence Journal, could be at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California. Says Moroney to Bloomberg, blocking Google News isn't "imminent," but the pay wall is: "This is traffic that's not being monetized to any great degree. It's akin to a person who drops into town, buys one copy of your newspaper and leaves town again, and yet you spend a whole bunch of time building your business around that type of customer."
Update at 10:25 a.m.: Bloomberg News follows up with this video.