NMA: Publishers forced to revisit pay barriers

"Bauer ... told new media age it was investigating a charging structure. A spokeswoman for Bauer said, "It's a business model we keep a close eye on and continue to investigate its potential, but for the time being our consumer-facing digital brands remain free.'"

Evening Standard: My way to save Indy – kill off print edition and focus on going digital

Roy Greenslade on 26 November 2008: "I rather fancy the O'Reillys will greet this idea with thin smiles and a shaking of heads before pointing out how naïve I must be. After all, I know they have toyed with the idea, and that they did some interesting sums to show how unfeasible it would be to take such a step."

Observer: Mail considers bid for Independent

"Daily Mail owner Daily Mail and General Trust is believed to be considering a bid for the Independent and its Sunday sister title, part of Independent News & Media. It is unclear whether discussions between the two companies have taken place, or if a deal will be struck, but industry sources claim the titles could be off-loaded for £1, with DMGT taking on the loss-making papers' liabilities."