Online news is a commodity, readers won’t pay for it

The Denver Post is conducting a poll to its readers – would you pay to access news online?

The Denver Post already plans to start charging for content. Would the overwhelming results of this informal reader poll change their mind? It boils down to, how stupid are they?

This is a followup from yesterday’s article about news feed aggregation – the advent of  “real time” news in the past year with Twitter and micro-blogging citizen journalism has commoditized news content. The public realizes they can find their news anywhere and everywhere online… this perception didn’t exist a year ago.

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email pkitano@gmail.com.