Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Charge 'Em Cowboys--OSU Student Paper Erects Paywall

Student Union at Oklahoma State University - S...Image via WikipediaThe Huffington Post today cites a report by College Media Matters that the Daily O'Collegian, the student newspaper serving Oklahoma State University's 35,000 plus students, may be the first college daily to erect a paywall that will charge non-local visitors for online content.

According to the Post, the college daily has contracted with e-commerce platform Press Plus, and will charge a fee to readers unaffiliated with the university who visit the paper's Web site more than three times a month. Students have paid for rolling papers and research papers; it remains to be seen whether there is a willingness to pay for online content from college papers. But as the saying goes: "Stillwater runs deep." "TUOL" can't resist Oklahoma humor.

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