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# 249209 1-May-2019 06:55
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Hi all

 

it appears that the nzheralds paywall was activated this morning.

 

i was wondering how long do you think this will last, as i do not believe that NZ has the population to support this model.

 

Also there is so many other alternative web site from which you can get the news.

 

as an aside, i have already deleted the herald app of my phone + ipad, as i do not see any use for it anymore.

 

Greg


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  # 2228301 1-May-2019 07:15
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Ditto, nzherald deleted off my bookmarks. Will not visit anymore.




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  # 2228303 1-May-2019 07:33
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I've managed without TV news for almost 2 years. Pretty sure my life will only improve further if I can't read about what the internet said about a cat up a tree in Duntroon or a rudely shaped vegetable found in Palmerston North.....





 
 
 
 


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  # 2228305 1-May-2019 07:37
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And both of you haven't affected The Herald as you are free customers. I flicked through a link yesterday, they get good revenue from printed media, now they will get extra revenue from online pay news. So in fact they are better off today than yesterday. I saw a few posters bagging the Herald, yet they gave Herald links on other threads. Those that want a business to spend money providing free news will go elsewhere, thats no issue as they are not revenue generating, aside from any click ads.

 

It does seem shameful that businesses charge for services. They could do a free ad based option but then the world will end

 

My suggestion is to use another service and forget about it, I see the Herald better off financially, and you would expect the quality to increase, so for the Herald and their viewers, a win win situation.


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  # 2228307 1-May-2019 07:38
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I think the thing about our population base being too small is spot on, don't think a paywall costing $200 a year is sustainable.  I wont be paying for it and the app will be getting deleted.


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  # 2228309 1-May-2019 07:40
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rp1790:

 

I think the thing about our population base being too small is spot on, don't think a paywall costing $200 a year is sustainable.  I wont be paying for it and the app will be getting deleted.

 

 

That seems a typical price from what Ive read. How much is a newspaper? No idea, maybe $3 per day?


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  # 2228311 1-May-2019 07:43
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tdgeek:

rp1790:


I think the thing about our population base being too small is spot on, don't think a paywall costing $200 a year is sustainable.  I wont be paying for it and the app will be getting deleted.



That seems a typical price from what Ive read. How much is a newspaper? No idea, maybe $3 per day?



Who pays for news?

No one, with Twitter you dont need to.




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  # 2228313 1-May-2019 07:47
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sdavisnz:
tdgeek:

 

rp1790:

 

 

 

I think the thing about our population base being too small is spot on, don't think a paywall costing $200 a year is sustainable.  I wont be paying for it and the app will be getting deleted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That seems a typical price from what Ive read. How much is a newspaper? No idea, maybe $3 per day?

 



Who pays for news?

No one, with Twitter you dont need to.

 

People who read newspapers over the last 100 or so years, those who still do, they provide a good revenue stream. Those that pay online for a better quality news service, plenty of them too, some are here on GZ.

 

But yes, Twitter and Facebook are free, quality news services :-)


 
 
 
 


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  # 2228314 1-May-2019 07:49
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Here is an explanation on the paywall from their chief editor. "NZME premium content editor Miriyana Alexander says digital subscriptions would foster quality journalism, critical in an era of 'fake news'. "

 

 

 

What I find funny is their low quality of news articles in the first place, half of them were copied and pasted from other news outlets. Plus is still won't stop them spreading misinformation 


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  # 2228318 1-May-2019 08:00
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BTR:

 

Here is an explanation on the paywall from their chief editor. "NZME premium content editor Miriyana Alexander says digital subscriptions would foster quality journalism, critical in an era of 'fake news'. "

 

 

 

What I find funny is their low quality of news articles in the first place, half of them were copied and pasted from other news outlets. Plus is still won't stop them spreading misinformation 

 

 

Cross pollination of news is common. The Herald posts misleading news? Is that hourly or daily or weekly? Citations?  We wont know what changes to quality will occur as we wont have access. I wont get it as I don't value general news that highly, its on free news sites, free TV, Sky TV. Should all news be paywalled I'd have no issue , I'd just choose one to sub to


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