Happy hour conversation: Are paywalls disrespectful to readers?

PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy sparked an interesting discussion Thursday when she argued that news sites are "reverting" to paywalls because they can't fix their business model. Here's how the conversation went.

If you work for a news site that charges readers, post a comment below describing how you feel about it. Is it disrespectful? Are you bothered when people can't read your stories? Do you see paywalls as a retreat rather than a new business model?

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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