Blogs push news sites to open up

Filed as General on October 21, 2004 5:50 pm

by Duncan

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A tale of how bloggers are forcing closed corporate sites to open up their content again.
CBD Marketwatch> Dow Jones plans to offer free access to its online edition of the Wall Street Journal next month. The entire site will be available for five days starting Nov. 8, according to a report published by the Online Journalism Review. Lifting the gates on the subscription site is a “nod to the ‘news conversation’ online,” Mark Glaser wrote. His article also included comments from executives at other news sites, including those of the BBC, CNet Networks and the New York Times. Many of them addressed the influence Web logs have had in pointing readers to many and varied news resources on the Internet, fueling the “conversation.” read more>

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