The growth of digital and online journalism is a quandary that nobody has really solved.
The UK’s biggest newspaper, The Sun, went behind a paywall in 2013 and recently came back out of it, no doubt down to the fact that they were being largely ignored given the amount of free alternatives.
It is perhaps different for quality newspapers, such as The Times, who can at least point to publishing more investigative and in-depth articles, rather than “minor celebrity nip slip” stories which of course are picked up by every man and his dog once the Mail Online runs with it.
As a student in 2006, online journalism was still in its infancy. Nobody really knew how it was going to affect the industry.