The Toronto Star is dropping their paywall

Ah ha. Told you so. In a medium where ubiquity is authority and authority is viewership, paywalls were never going to work. A pre-internet business model applied, unmodified to completely different media. See Note to Readers: Star to end paid digital subscriptions on April 1 | Toronto Star. I have a longer post in draft about this. I should finish it some day.

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  1. I saw this in my print edition. It is good news, even though I did have access to it with my paper subscription. Although it is not cheap, I do believe supporting this paper and the good work it does in holding our politicians to account is crucial for an informed electorate. The fact that there will no longer be any digital barriers to that work gives me some hope that we may have a more informed electorate going into the next federal election.

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