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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Max
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    are there organizations delivering the same consistent, breaking coverage as the nyt? even with the “amazing array” they’re a daily read for me, as i suspect they are for most here. also unaccounted for in this blurb is what mr. joyner will do once other newspapers begin to follow suit, as they undoubtedly will in the next few years. will he be a true new media pioneer and subsist off blog commentary alone? i doubt it.

    lost in all the snark about how “old-fashioned” it is to dare to charge readers for the service they are providing is the understanding that this model is not only workable but inevitable. newspapers have allowed themselves to be taken advantage of for the last 15 years because they did not understand how to interact with the internet. now they are catching up to an understanding that other media industries reached years ago: charge for it.

    a better question to be asking ourselves is what we’ll do when google starts charging for email.Report

    • Avatar E.D. Kain in reply to Max
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      Hmmm. Couple thoughts – I don’t think competition will allow it. I just don’t. I think readership will plummet too far to charge.

      Second – do you really think Google will charge for email? Why?Report

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