22 April 2003
Robert Fisk, cash cow
Vin Crosbie at Poynter Online reports that the British newspaper The Independent, in an effort to make some money off its site, will charge £1 for online articles by Robert Fisk.
Actually, if The Independent really wants to make some serious cash, what they should do is register Robert Fisk's name as a trademark, and then demand royalties every time a blogger Fisks somebody.
(Via Jeff Jarvis, who asks, "Did they ever think that the readers of Alternet don't have disposable income?")
(Update, 24 April, 11:20 am: ScrappleFace notes that Congress was considering a bill to impose Fisking royalties six months ago.)
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