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As the Wall Street Journal is breathlessly reporting, Rupert "Just Try and Stop Me" Murdoch has apparently relented on his much-discussed plans to open up the Journal's content and get rid of the paywall, and will be keeping some subscription products (and boosting the price for them, oddly enough) while letting more stuff move outside…

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Not surprisingly, the decision by the New York Times to tear down its pay wall has fueled speculation that Rupert Murdoch will do the same thing with the Wall Street Journal -- speculation that has been around for awhile now, primarily because ol' Rupe keeps talking about it (of course, knowing Murdoch, that's probably just…

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If you're a traditional journalist with any interest in online media whatsoever, one of the central questions hovering over the acquisition of the Wall Street Journal is whether the Journal's new proprietor, Australian billionaire Rupert Murdoch, will remove the pay wall and give the Journal away for free. He has said several times that he…
Time magazine managed to land an exclusive interview with Rupert Murdoch (maybe it was by promising him the cover and a cover line like "The Last Tycoon"), and -- as is typical for the blunt-spoken Australian -- he holds nothing back. While some of the reporters for the illustrious Wall Street Journal took some unauthorized…

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Say what you will about Rupert Murdoch, the Australian brawler who runs the entertainment and media conglomerate known as News Corp.: he doesn't shy away from big bets. He's just written what amounts to a cheque for $5-billion U.S. and dropped it on the desk of the Bancroft family, which controls Dow Jones, and with…