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Vancouver Sun and Province to charge for access to online content

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Why not just increase the advertising revenue by requiring mandatory viewing of ads and keep the content free for readers?

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What i'm reading is that overall readership is down and declining, and they're desperate to boost enough revenue to stay afloat in an over-saturated media market.

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the only interesting things to read from both papers are the sports and comics section. I enjoy reading the Pass it to Bulis blogs though so I may have to ante up

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If they think I'm gonna pay to read their lousy papers they have a surprise coming...who even thinks about the Sun or Province in the same class as the NYT or the Guardian? Ha! This guy is seriously delusional.

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What i'm reading is that overall readership is down and declining, and they're desperate to boost enough revenue to stay afloat in an over-saturated media market.

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I'll buck up for this. The Vancouver Sun is a great read.

The newspaper (in whichever format) is still the greatest place to get news (papers like the Province not withstanding :sick: ).

If you're afraid of big words and long articles, and not knowing something the second it happens, continue to get your news via msn, twitter, facebook etc.

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The Globe and Mail moved to a subscription system last month. And now the Toronto Sun (and others in their chain) are doing it also.

Practically ALL newspapers in Canada are now doing it.

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I still don't get it.

They need readers to be able to justify their advertising rates. Don't moves like this chase their readers away?

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I'll buck up for this. The Vancouver Sun is a great read.

The newspaper (in whichever format) is still the greatest place to get news (papers like the Province not withstanding :sick: ).

If you're afraid of big words and long articles, and not knowing something the second it happens, continue to get your news via msn, twitter, facebook etc.

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I don't use the province at all anymore. I now use the montreal gazette as they have the same articles.

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I hate it how The Province takes headline writing to a new level.

Headline: Double Murder in Burnaby (with video)

Click.

The video is just some guy talking.

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Copying and pasting exists. Other papers have done this, just to see their content show up somewhere else.

You can legally steel a whole story for free, if you just give them credit. The Huffington Post does it, FFS, people on here do it ALL the time. If people can steal media like music and movies, they can sure as hell can steal basic text.

This is so idiotic. Of course it is a 60+ year old making this decision, who knows nothing about modern day marketing.

With enough traffic to their app or site, the ads the place in it should be MORE than enough to compensate both papers properly.

This is just a money grab.

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Hmmmm.... let's see. I find both The Vancouver Sun and The Province to be totally biased reporting. I have not subscribed to a single copy of either paper E-V-E-R (I believe they're the same company, too - I may be wrong). Never spent a single quater on either paper. I read it online when I can, but if they want to start charging me, forget it. Both papers are a joke - I like "facts" and neither can offer me that, without twists. So, I will gladly continue with my $o.oo payment for either of these "news" papers. B)

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Hmmmm.... let's see. I find both The Vancouver Sun and The Province to be totally biased reporting. I have not subscribed to a single copy of either paper E-V-E-R (I believe they're the same company, too - I may be wrong). Never spent a single quater on either paper. I read it online when I can, but if they want to start charging me, forget it. Both papers are a joke - I like "facts" and neither can offer me that, without twists. So, I will gladly continue with my $o.oo payment for either of these "news" papers. B)

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Typically an easy way around this is to find another blog or article that links to the article you want to read, if you click through via the secondary article it usually works.

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