So the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has decided to experiment with a premium content model. This, as they say, should be interesting.
I don’t think it’s a profound observation on my part to note that it’s a rough time for print journalism. And I’m not one of those who’s dismissive of the medium – to the contrary, and as should be apparent from the regular references I make to Georgia’s beat writers, there’s still a lot of value in what the papers, virtual or otherwise, bring to the table. So if the AJ-C thinks this helps with its viability, good for it.
But I’ve got to tell you I wonder how it’s going to work, putting exclusive content side by side with the obvious trolling for hits that is the mo for much of what shows up on the AJ-C‘s website. (Not to mention how much viewers are going to want the content that the AJ-C deems to be exclusive.)