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 Post subject: Online access to the Evening Standard
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 3:16 am 
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Sylvia tried to link to the ES yesterday, so I thought I would explain the situation and share a few thoughts about the consequences.

The new ES site gives free access to a variety of news articles etc. Unfortunately, the Arts reviews are within a section called "The Insider's Guide" which is only available if you become a fee paying subscriber. Clearly for websites like CriticalDance, this is a retrograde step as we cannot link to the articles for our readers as was once possible.

Newspapers are understandably trying to find ways of making their websites pay and different methods have been introduced including free access for a few days. The Standard has decided to adopt the strictest formula and I'm sure that other newspaper groups will be watching with interest. In addition, when i was researching the situation i found that it is only possible to find out the rates when you are already part way through the subscription process - poor practise in my view.

Perhaps this is the route that all the press will go down, but for the time being the jury is out. Low readership will mean low advertising rates, so subscription is a two-edged sword for the online newspapers. Clearly in the interests of our readers, I hope that this experiemnt is a failure and will not be repeated elsewhere. Therefore:

- CriticalDance will not be registering on its own behalf or publicising dance reviews in the Standard

- I urge you not to register as a fee-paying subscriber to The Standard unless you look forward to the day when you have to pay for access to every online newspaper.

<small>[ 10-24-2002, 05:21: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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