How Paywalls Destroy the Distribution of Quality Ideas by@David

How Paywalls Destroy the Distribution of Quality Ideas

The paywall is inherently in conflict with journalism's primary goal: to educate and inform the public about important issues. It's hard to imagine a business philosophy that’s more upside-down." Rob Howard, founder and CEO of Hacker Noon, says the paywall should be free. Howard: "The paywall doesn’t really matter, so they’ll charge you for it. They’re simultaneously saying that all the other stuff they publish doesn't really matter"
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"The paywall is inherently in conflict with journalism’s primary goal: to educate and inform the public about important issues. When the papers say, “this is so important that we’re making it free,” they’re simultaneously saying that all the other stuff they publish doesn’t really matter, so they’ll charge you for it. It’s hard to imagine a business philosophy that’s more upside-down." - Rob Howard

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by David Smooke @David.Founder & CEO of HackerNoon. Grew up on the east coast. Grew old on the west coast. Now, cooking in Colorado.
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