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Old Jul 1, 2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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I would pay for it.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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It’s no surprise to me they are thinking about charging; the WSJ is one of the few online newspapers now that charge for a majority of their content. While I do like the WSJ, I find myself subscribing to magazines like Business Week and the Economist which I find to be more valuable in my everyday life.
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WSJ has turned into a rag lately. I'd pay for the Economist, but definitely not WSJ. A paywall would be the end of their relevance to me.
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The BBC's news website is my source for news. I could buy a newspaper/view one online, but I'd rather sit back, see what the headlines are and check out the 'most read' column.

Of course, there's things that a newspaper has that the BBC's website doesn't (depending if it is a red-top newspaper).

Also, the Footy section gives me the latest and most up-to-date source of possible transfers and gossip, as well as some blogs which I'd take any day over reading the sport section of a newspaper.

Oh, best of all, it's free.
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I wouldn't pay a penny for anything that Rupert Murdoch has his put grubby fingers into. WSJ or not, that man can't resist putting an extreme right-wing spin on everything he touches. The man is a menace to society and can't "find his way home" soon enough.

There are plenty of other places to get news that weren't cheerleaders for crimes of the Bush Administration.
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The Economist is priceless. And very often very funny (cf this week's cover).

The WSJ ain't what it used to be. But hey, neither are the markets.
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