CNN Plans to Offer Subscriptions for Digital News Next Year

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  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I can't speak to whether the model will succeed or not.

    But everybody is trying to find ways to monetize their internet presence.

    And CNN is already a subscription-based news network on TV.
     
  2. Gutwrench Contributor

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    I don’t know if it will succeed, but assume it would.

    I’m not likely to be a paying ala carte subscriber.
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    I don't think their idea will work but they have to try something.

    People now expect everything on the internet to be free and when internet sites try to make money through ads, the people use ad blockers.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    It's financial evolution. Money will find a way.
     
  5. 0007776 Suspended

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    They will make more money than they do from ads currently, but they will reach far fewer people.
     
  6. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Pretty vague, but it doesn't sound like anything worth paying for.
     
  7. zin macrumors 6502

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    No sane person would pay for anything from CNN.
     
  8. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    This is actually very indicative of America under Dotard Trump’s non-reign reign. Fox News’ top personality is probably Sean Hannity, a guy who used to start his show off with phrases like “The Divider In Chief”, “Crooked Hillary”, “Rahm Rambo Emanuel”, and defending beacons on the right like George Zimmerman. No bias there...

    CNN calls people on their BS, Fox creates it, I guess that’s what Trump would call a “both-sides” argument.

    BTW, I watched Hillary go on friendly turf and get called out, Trump goes to Fox because he gets an ego-gasm from his interviewers.

    Also, you have to love Fox News using the slogan “Fair and Balanced” with pictures of Hannity (and O’Reilly when he was still there) swirling around. They were just reporting facts, down the middle with no spin. Unless they get caught spewing B.S., then they claim to be infotainment. Get out of jail free card.

    *Having said that, I’m not paying for any subscription beyond Netflix.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I wouldn’t pay for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. I’ll find my news someplace where I don’t have to pay.
     
  10. cube macrumors P6

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    You pay indirectly via your cable subscription.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    And in the sponsored products that you buy.
     
  12. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Fox actually has a couple anchors who won't put up with ****. Juan Williams for one, and Shepard Smith.

    They are right leaning as much as CNN is left leaning. Fox actually does typically bring on two polar opposites for interviews as well. Most of CNN is leftists and curated people from center, slightly right. Their panels are like Trump hate brigades.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    There should be no left or right, just give me the news straight down the middle. And if you are going to have pundits give an opinion say it don't mask it as a news show.
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    There are no news shows like that in the US, sorry. I subscribe to the US news packages for entertainment.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The news shows are, the talkies are not.
     
  16. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, no. Again, false equivalency. Fox is like the Grimm’s Fairy Tales of news. CNN is nowhere near to the left as Fox is to the right.
     
  17. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    CNN allows almost no pro Trump people on the program. It's like an echo chamber for the left. Half of the US voted for Trump, it doesn't seem strange to you that CNN can't find any of them?
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    No a quarter of the nation voted for Trump, the other quarter voted for Clinton. Most of the country hated both and choose not to vote at all.
     
  19. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Juan Williams is Fox’s punching bag, always has been.

    Shepard Smith and Wallace are largely ignored and scarce on the network.

    The Lou Dobbs interview with Trump is probably the worst interview I’ve ever seen, it was a great example of the network as a whole.
     
  20. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    I find it a bit silly to pay for rather mainstream news. Most of the big stories are available for free somewhere. I don’t really care for opinion pieces generally speaking. I find a lot of CNN’s online content to be Trump hot pieces, which fine, I don’t like the guy, but I don’t care for the obsession over it. I decide to get my news from a variety of sources anyways to maintain some level of the various biases.

    Unless all outlets decide to charge for news I think most people will just switch from free site to free site.
     
  21. MachCrit thread starter Suspended

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    The question isn't your perception of network political leanings, it's whether such a business model will work.
     
  22. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, here’s my answer.

    No. Though I picked on the bias on your post that started the thread, seeing as you started with “Fake news”
     
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    I would subscribe as long as I could use fake money for their fake news.
     

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