It was only a matter of time before other publications followed larger publications like the New York Times. The News & Observer is the latest to implement a paywall. Will it work?
It’s a sad day today at the N&O. Many long time employees finished their last day, and all of them are huge losses for the newspaper. But the staffers turned today on its head, appropriately hassling Gary Pruitt, the CEO of McClatchy, who in the era of cheap credit, traded the financial security of McClatchy to buy Knight Ridder.
Today the News and Observer offers another hint that the Raleigh newspaper and the Charlotte Observer are gradually consolidating. The two papers, both owned and operated by The McClatchy Company, already share a bulk of their stories, and some Charlotte staffers have even moved into N&O offices downtown.