[It's not just the BBC that prevents British newspapers putting up pay walls :: Shane Richmond](http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/shane_richmond/blog/2009/05/13/its_not_just_the_bbc_that_prevents_british_newspapers_putting_up_pay_walls)
"What I think she's saying is that readers have been used to paying something to receive the news in a convenient format. I would argue that if you take away the format, paper, then you take away the reason to pay." – So can we create a new reason?
[WSJ staffers told to be nice online](http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/05/wsj_staffers_told_to_be_n.php)
Wow. The WSJ completely missed the point here.
[Journalism Students Debate Owning iPhones – Digits – WSJ](http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/05/13/journalism-students-debate-owning-iphones/)
This shift towards digital learning on journalism course could have interesting side-effects.
[Xark!: Why comments suck (& ideas on un-sucking them)](http://xark.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/05/why-comments-suck-ideas-on-unsucking-them.html)
Nice summation of the reasons commenting goes bad on many mainstream media sites
[Why Raising The Pay Wall May Be An Impossible Dream](http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-why-raising-the-pay-wall-may-be-an-impossible-dream/)
Stumbling blocks for paywalls (mixing my metaphors nicely, there)
Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.
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