You'll pay, don't think you won't pay

Rupert Murdoch, billionaire media mogul whose empire stretches across the globe, has announced that his online newspapers will be charging for their use by the next summer, after News Corporation posted a whopping £2billion net loss for the financial year in June. Ouch.

This means that regular readers of The Sun and The Times online will soon have to either shell out for the privilege or make do with stuffy old print editions. Pfffft, boring.

‘Quality journalism is not cheap,’ said Murdoch. ‘The digital revolution has opened many new and inexpensive distribution channels but it has not made content free. We intend to charge for all our news websites.

‘We're certainly satisfied that we can produce significant revenues from the sale of digital delivery of newspaper content.’

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