Vivian Schiller

'The conditions are finally right to give newspaper paywalls a fair shake'

Austin American-Statesman That's what former NPR chief executive and ex-head of NYTimes.com Vivian Schiller said at the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism. "This is the first time I’ve felt this way, and possibly the first time I’ve said this in a public setting," she said. "Back In 2007, that’s a generation ago in Internet time, I was at NYTimes.com and a free content absolutist. That was the year my colleagues and I led the effort to end TimesSelect. ...I was an anti-paywall zealot, and for good reason…..based on the conditions of that time. But times have changed." || The full text of her speech is after the jump. Read More