Newspaper website registration requirements

Here's an interesting article from CNN about news websites that require you to register in order to access their articles.

Here's what I don't understand: If I buy a newspaper it's something like $0.50 from a paper box. Does that $.50 cover the cost of paper? Heck no, they sell expensive advertising to cover production costs and to make a profit. So why do they insist on charging more for the web version? I consider my personal information more valuable than 50 cents a day and they probably do to.

Print | posted @ Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:19 PM