Readers may not yet be willing to pay much for online editions of newspapers, but The Washington Post is leveraging the great reporting, strong writing and editing skills of its staff, as well as its massive archive of stories, into some impressive ebooks on important issues, available to download for between 99 cents and $5. Click.
Other newspapers around the world should follow the Post’s lead. This might not become a big revenue source, but it might give readers incentives to pay for annual online subscriptions in order to access the ebooks. Newspapers are still a great value.
Students in Media Law might be particularly interested in
- The Threatened Net: How the Web Became a Perilous Place
- NSA Secrets: Government Spying in the Internet Age
- Zero Day: The Threat in Cyberspace