WSJ Exposes Its Op-Ed Content on opinionjournal.com
The Wall Street Journal continues to expose more of its content on the Internet. The latest Web Site to debut is Opinion Journal, a collection of the articles that normally appear on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal.
We had one basic question when we first looked at this site: is this intended to be a free site? It's unusual to have to ask this question since so many content Web Sites are not based on a subscription model. But since the Wall Street Journal is among the few subscription-based sites, we believe it is a fair question.
Robert Bartley posted a column which obliquely addresses the issue a couple of weeks ago. In it he says, "now through
the election, OpinionJournal.com will carry the first team: exclusive material
by Contributing Editors Peggy Noonan, Mark Helprin and Seth Lipsky, as well
as Detroit News star columnist Tom Bray. Running commentaries by John
Fund and Dorothy Rabinowitz, and even a column, Scene & Heard, by and
for the under-30 generation. Plus our view of what's going on around the
Web. We hope it attracts readers; but we're sure we'll learn something
about wave filtering."
So, we can presume that the $64,000 is, what will Opinion Journal become after the election?