Murdoch And WSJ.com: "Variable Pricing" Is The New "Free?"

A colleague and I had caught wind earlier this week that News Corp. would not make the Wall Street Journal online free, after all, and while we heard that the wind appeared to be blowing against the notion of a free wsj.com, we couldn’t get anyone to confirm the chatter to our satisfaction. (This is my way of saying “we couldn’t nail the story before Rupert Murdoch broke the news at Davos,” although I now see the New York Observer had a pretty good bead on this a little while back.)

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