bloggers http://tspr.org en Will Audiences Pay for Blogs? http://tspr.org/post/will-audiences-pay-blogs <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss political blogger Andrew Sullivan’s decision to charge readers to subscribe to his blog.</p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/03/07/173530392/andrew-sullivan-is-doing-fine" target="_blank">NPR’s Planet Money team</a> reported Sullivan is charging $19.99 or more per year for subscriptions. It quoted him as saying, “It was either quit blogging, or suck it up and become a businessman.”</p><p>Most bloggers try to make money by selling ads, but Sullivan indicated he wanted to avoid selling ads because they chase away page views.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:02:04 +0000 Rich Egger 31752 at http://tspr.org Will Audiences Pay for Blogs? Protecting Journalists in Mexico http://tspr.org/post/protecting-journalists-mexico <p>The panelists talk about a constitutional amendment in Mexico that would federalize criminal attacks on journalists.</p><p>The Citizen Media Law Project reports the amendment was recently approved by the Mexican Senate. It still needs to be approved by more than half of the country&#39;s 31 state legislatures. Even if it wins approval, the amendment offers no guidance on how it would be enforced.</p><p>Drug cartels have made Mexico one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, who are routinely threatened, attacked, or killed if they report on crime.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:10:17 +0000 Rich Egger 12938 at http://tspr.org Protecting Journalists in Mexico