Richard J. Tofel, general manager of ProPublica, is helping lead the way for the new generation foundation-based journalism. But he also knows a thing or two about charging for content, and writes engagingly about it at the Daily Beast. “It is important to separate facts from myths that have grown up around the idea of charging for newspaper content online. Having helped manage the Wall Street Journal, the largest newspaper to charge for content, during the early years of the Internet revolution, and more recently as the biographer of the Journal’s animating genius, Barney Kilgore, I hope I can help shed some light on these critical differences.”
The WSJ, leading the charge?