Arkansas Business media writer Mark Hengel talks to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette General Manager Paul Smith about the daily newspaper’s decision last week to lock down newspaper content on its northwest Arkansas Web site, NWANews.com.
But what about Stephens Media-owned rival The Morning News? Will its open-access NWAOnline.net have a competitive advantage, or does the DG’s decision allow it, too, to go on lock down?
From Hengel’s story:
“[Tom] Stallbaumer was noncommittal about whether a firewall might be in the paper’s future. The Morning-News is not yet considering a firewall, but it’s an option.
” ‘We are not at that point right now,’ he said. The paper has experience with the practice, though. ‘We have helped a couple of our weekly papers put most of their content behind firewalls.’ Stephens CEO Sherman Frederick was unavailable for comment about the company’s broader Internet strategy.”
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