Would any of you be interested in paying for premium, online news content? It's hard for many folks to imagine, given sites like CNN.com that provide headlines, articles, analysis and video - all for free.
But the Reuters news service says professional customers need its premium content for their jobs. And other news sites are considering doing the same thing so they won't have to rely as much on advertising to pay their bills.
So what's the verdict: Is there any news content that you'd be willing to pay for?
Carl Azuz, Anchor
P.S. Please note that here are NO plans to start charging for CNN Student News. The show will remain cost-free and commercial-free!
no i like everything free(if possible):-)
I like things being free (this is very true with the way the economy is right now).
I would never pay for online news. It's like saying you have to pay to use the restroom (even in your own house)!
No , I believe it's our right to know . Even though I do understand why it would be good for business .
I wouldn't pay for it (and my parents wouldn't pay to let me use it either) I would just find a different site or source. I think that it is great just to get information without having to pay for it. It's one of the benefits of the Internet I think.
Not really, I mean. Everything today costs something one way or another. Whether you pay the price now or later! So, my verdict is: NO WAY! News is there to EDUCATE the public on WHAT THE HECK is going on! And what about the people that CAN'T pay for news? Should they just be left out of the circle? No.
I would rather choose to read free news online because you know, everyone likes free stuff don't they? But some people who are use to reading old newspapers, like old people like our grandparents, would choose to read a hard copy of our newspapers. So all our opinions are different.
I do understand why it is needed, but I prefer it free. I always do things on coumputer if its free. If it's not I just decide that I can do without it. This is for education. Lots of students use it and they often have not enough money.
Having to pay for almost everything makes it lose it's sense of freeness. It would be like there are invesible high walls around me. Money is not everything and It shouldn't be that way here. Just think of the readers who only knows what's happening in the world because of this site.
What's gotten into you?!
I'd rather watch TV that see this news it I had to pay.
I'm warning you that you'll lose a lot of readers if you do it with payment!!!!!
I will pay for this news if you have to do it like this but over all I don't think I'll be seeing it as often. A much as I want to see it my parents won't let me see this piece of news if we had to pay for it.
It is nothing wrong if we have to pay because it is the important part of our lives and we all know it and can't avoid it. It is just that the people are used to having it free and are getting shocked because they have to pay for it now. Many jobs like stock market and other jobs rely on it. Everyone just needs to understand the fact that it is not a free world any more and being smart enough and not emotional this is the right thing to do today atleast. And as far as for the people who can't pay for it has many friends and family to educate them. At least we know that the item we are paying for it is pure and not vulgar. Guys lemme tell you learn to live a life where nothing is going to be free, those days are gone and I don't see any chances in the near future of them coming back.
Carl ! This not a good question.
no, never pay news or information, because it feeds on the manipulation of force. when I received the financial training, practice, I saw that there were people who came to the office and false information,fals addresses and names have been in my office. NO, NO,NO,because it will be a time after the news services of a dirty business.
If I had to pay to see any online news content, it'd be CNN Student News for sure! Carl, you rock!
i think that we shouldn't have to pay for online news because we don't have to take up any paper to do it. so it is pretty much free
i dont thik so i would never want to pay for the news its like you have to pay for otherr stupid thing.
I don't think that you should pay for online news. It is just too much these days. I think that you should be able to watch your news on the internet but for free. Not having to pay anything just to watch your daily news.
Everything should be free, there is no use in charging people for saying something on the internet. Then everyone will stop going on the internet because they have no money. So they should just leave it how it is and stop complaining.
Everything pays!! You have to buy something eventually. If you think your just going to pass through life without buying something you are wrong.
I think they should not charge for that. They donʻt charge for it on the t.v. so why should they charge on the internet. I think that is a bad move by Rupert.
It makes sense that newspaper are thinking about charging to publish information online. But i am someone who would not pay. I would rather put information in the newspaper itself, not the online version.
I don't think you should have to pay for news. You should get to know what is going on around the world for free. It should not be something you have to pay for.
NO, I wouldnt pay for it. there are millions of other ways to see whats happening in the world and most of them are free. whats the point of paying for something when you can get it free somewhere else.
I don't like the idea of paying for online naws. Some people might be unable to pay.
it would be a stupid thing to do to pay for watching cool shows ( like cnn student news). 1 reason it would be stupid is some people dont have cable ddduuuhhh!!!1 other reason it would be entierly stupid is dont we have enouph stuff to pay for? An example:cable,cars,houses and cellphones.and with the economy? I really wonder sometimes if somtimes there not from this planet...........
If the news papper on line cost the same amount as the regulare news papper off line then it is not that bad because the company needs some money
i dont like it it means u having to pay a bill every month just 2 c what the news is u can buy a paper plus i read the paper and im only 14 so that means if i wanna know what happend in the world i have to go on the enter net instead of just going into a store and buying a paper
we shouldnt be spending mony at this time in lcrisis so you should think about it newspaper people
I can understand why the papers are doing it. They need to make money as well, but charging for online news? I don't think it will stick. People will just find new sources.
I would just watch the news.
It may be an unpleasant task, but I'd pay for the newspaper depending on how useful its content is. I'd perfer to find a cheaper or free newspaper before I'd make this choice however.
I don't read the news paper or go online for the news because i get most of the daily news off of CNN news (student)... PLEASE DON'T MAKE US PAY TO WATCH THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldent pay for it because i could easally find news on google. Even though its good buisness for the newspapers. =P
If they wanted you to pay for it why put it on the internet for free.
Garrett from JHS
I would absolutely hate having to pay extra for the on-line newspaper. I think it is stupid, even though it might be good for the business, some people that practically live on the internet can't get their news fast and easy!!! Paying to see the news is just like paying to live!!!
Paying for online news is reasonable, but pointless. People use the internet mainly because they don't have to pay to find information.
No, I would NOT pay for things that we can get for free else where, i think that is stupid and will bring our economy deeper down... if we have to pay for everthing that is usually free.
I think it is not a very good idea. I would never pay for news and if that happened and all the news papers made you pay i would just ask my friends about whats going on.
You have to pay for everything, so my verdict is : news are to teach and help people, wether you have money or you dont, so what about those who dont have money and want to help people??? 🙁 thats just not kool):?
I wouldn't pay for it. If i can get it for free I would so that I can save money for more important things
Who's going to pay for News online when you can get them free from a newspaper stand.
I dont think that u would have to pay because it should be free and what if u dont have money to pay??
We think it shouldn't have to be payed for! The government is making us pay for the craziest things! Getting the news fir free is one of the best things right now and i f that's taken away then what ELSE do we have to pay for? 🙁
I would never pay for online new's it would be like paying to see my mom.
I think its a crazy idea to pat for news onlie when my teacher mr.Smilijan has us wacth cnn every day........
I wouldn't pay for any news that is on the internet. We should know about what is happening in our nation and in other nations around the world for FREE!
As much as I love CNN Student News, I would not pay for it. If your office decided to charge us for carl, I would be unhappy, and unable to watch my favorite CNN anchor.
Yes, its an easy way to get information. (Unless it was really expensive) Then why not
only if it was extremely accurate, then otherwise the Daily times is always a good idea.
Only if it was extremely accurate, than otherwise the Daily Times is always a good idea.
Hey Carl! Luv the puns! Don't ever stop!
I think charging people for news is pathetic! Do they not realize that we are in a recesion right now?Not a lot of people have extra money laying around to spend on the news!
I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO PAY TO SEE CARL!!!! WHY WOULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER TAKING THIS FREE RESOURCE!!!! THough Carl is worth a million bucks, I don't have any money...for now
I would not pay for premium online, news content because there's definitely a way to get news for free. If most sites begin charging for news, some of the less popular sites would probably have free news.
I don't like the idea. I like to get on and get free news(CNN.com), I don't want to pay. Although, it does bring in extra revenue for that company and some small newspaper companies could use it.
If a website finds it nessessary to charge for news when you can get free news on cnn.com. I dont think it will last long.
Why the heck would I pay for an unportable online newspaper when I can have one delivered to my front door. I really see no point in going online.
I think it Crazy that people pay for new.Well, I pay for the newspaper but, It seem no fair for people who need free news to pay for it.
I think its weird how people pay for online use of the news paper.
I definetly would not pay for online news. It's PATHETIC! Plus, out of the people that actually use online news sources, who's got the money laying around.
I don't think we should have to pay for imformation or news. Sure I can pay for things like books,pencills...and stuff, but not news. Everyone has a right to know what's happening- and without payment.
As long as its accurate I wont mind.But the problem is that alot are not reliable
Its like paying to drink water!
I would consider the accuracy and if it is reliable I wont mind paying for it.
I wouldn't pay for news on the internet. I like free things(:
I agree with carly charging people for news is pathetic.
No i wouldn't pay for oline news because you can go to the store and get a news paper. Don't they charge you for the oline newspaper Carl?
I think that is not cool to have to pay for online news.
I think it is not right to charge people to read the newspaper online.
well i think its a good thing because it will get our economy back up and running
I don't think that i would pay for news because there will be ways to be able to get it online for free right now. So i think that it is basically a waste of time that could be spent on other things like trying to find a cure for H1N1(swine flu) or other important things not putting a price on the online news.
I think that paying for the news is a bad idea because if we have to pay for it then a lot of people would stop watching it and then we would not really know about what is going on in other areas and that will be hazardous to others.
I don't even like to read the news all it is war,death,and the president. That to me doesn't sound like the way I want to start my morning.
Paying for online newspaper is waste of money and time.Some people mite even stop getting the newspaper or online newspaper all too gether.
I would not pay for redular new paper. If you can get it free on internet.
No I wouldn't ever play for a newspaper online that's just stupid and pointless if you ask me. Why can't you just go and get the actual paper and read it?
I don't think that we should be paying for news. If we bought a com we should be able to get it. this is the 21st century we should be able to get news if we want it. Finally if we don't pay for it we can watch it.
I think that paying for online news is pretty stupid. When people can just buy the newspaper . Or even find other ways maybe listen to the radio if they are not home. I would never pay for this, its outrageous! First they star asking for more money for gas,then food. Then they are raising prices on stamps, and now they want money for online news, even though we have to pay for the internet to even get online to see the news.
I wouldn't pay for news that is supposed to be free. It seems pretty stupid to me because we haven't had to pay for it before so why now. It just doesn't seem very fair to me because some people use free news online everyday. That is why I wouldn't pay for any news online.
I think that the only reason that we get our news from the internet is because it is free and if we had to start paying for online news we would end up switching back to buying all newspapers and magazines.
I think itʻs about pointless to pay for something that tells you the same as a free site. Not only that, but who would want to miss Carlʻs puns at the end of an awesome new report.
I think that it is outrageous to pay for online news. Everyone should be able to read the news online at their work or home.
You know what I think, I think people should stop complaining about every single little thing that comes up involving money. If you want your news to be charged and not for free, then do not put it on the internet. There should be a news online for free that is just for the most important events. All the local news should be paid for. It is just that simple.
I think that charging people for a online newspaper is ridiculous. I think that it is ridiculous because then people are not going to use it and it would be pointless for them to even try and do that. There is no news that I would pay money to watch.
Right now its just easier to read the news off of your computer because it is free and it is faster. It pretty time consuming to just go out of your house and buy a paper when its right in front of you for free. I don't want the businesses to end up going out of business beucase they have been around since forever and it would just be another thing to show us how bad off we really are.
No. I wouldn't pay for online news. I don't even use the free online news. Why would I want to pay for news I don't read when it's free?
I don't think that I would pay for news at all. I think that there is no point, and that it is a waste of money. News should be free not something that everyone has to pay for, just to find out something that will go away in a few days if it is not important. I think that this is something that should not be debated, just simply you should not have to pay for news. Paying for news is something that is just going to bring the economy even down farther.
I would not pay for online news content. Not all newspapers are going out of business. I'd rather read news in print. If the era of newspapers comes to an end, however, then I still would not pay. I would have no need to. There are a lot of reliable free news websites and shows out there (especially CNN student news!).
I think that paying for a online newspaper isn't a not so great idea. I feel that if you had to pay for the online than people might not even read the newspaper. Also if this puts the actual newspaper writers out of business, then there won't be any paper newspapers and just online and what if some people don't have internet, than they can't read the newspaper and then its just not fair.
I don't think i would pay for any news. I am not really interested in any news. Except for obituaries and new babies. If you had to pay for them I think I would pay for that. I don't really like computers anyway so no I don't think I would pay for them online instead of subscribing to them and get them in paper.
No I wouldn't pay for anything news. Seriously, why would I? There are a lot of other sites that have news for free. There's no point to it, even if "The buisness people would buy for premium stuff." Most people aren't like that, so its just a losing situation.
I think that charging people for online news is stupid. We already have a money issue and i am sure it's everyone. My opinion on online news is pointless because when people hurt for money is when we get new stuff we'll have to pay for and I'm sorry but why should we pay for online News when we don't have any money.
I don't think the idea is a bad one, it's just I'm not one of the people who's going to go along with it. I'm not that interested in news, except when Carl's making a pun to go along with it.
No, I don't think we should have to pay for news. I think that it would be unfair if we had to pay for news, it doesn't really make that much sense even. I don't think they would not get that much money if they made people pay anyway because I don't think that many people will pay for news.
I don't think that I would pay for the news online. There are many other places that you can find news. I don't even really read about the news. But if that is what people need to do to make money then go right ahead.
I would not pat for the online news. If that was what it came down to then I would search for a different newspaper to read. Paying for something that is like ten minutes long is worthless.
Well think about it. If people had to start paying for the news they watch online, do you really think that a lot of people are going to watch it anymore. What makes you think that people are going to spend their money on online news, when they can watch all the news they want in their homes whenever they want on the tv.
I would never pay for a paper to just read it in one day and then not go back to it. It is a waste of money. I would just watch the morning and afternoon news because they keep you updated on the same exact stuff. There is really no point of making it anyways because no one will pay for it. They will just go out of business because no one will be paying for it.
I wouldn't ever pay for news online. It defeats the entire purpose of online news. I don't care if other places make you pay, but if they ever make you pay for CNN student news I'm going to be VERY angry.
No i would not pay for something i could watch on tv for free
Why would people pay for online news when they can just get the paper for about the same price or even less. (well Carl might)!
I wouldn't pay because I know my way around computers so Ill find the info somewhere else.
I think I wouldn't pay for online newspaper, because it is why would you pay its just online how cares.
i would be willing to pay for cnnstudent news because its awesome and coooooool!!!!!!!
Carl I think you need to explian alot more
I wouldn't go for it, but if it helps the Economy, go for it. You have to understand everything in life can't be free. Yet a reason why it wouldn't work is you're going to hear about it anyways! Plus the news on TV!
I understand that the econamy is bad, but charging for online news is going just a bit to far.
I dont think people should pay for online news because for people who only need one certain thing in the newspaper wont want to pay for it so they will have to drive to it and getthe regular newspaper
i dont think we should pay for online news i mean we already pay for the internet if i want news i will just listen to cnn
WOW, make the world harder why don't you. Free is good when you can get so don't make our lives worse.
I think that paying for online new is crazy it's like paying to see your mom.ps love the puns carl
Well thats not right if u take away someones texting i can't live with out texting.
In this economy, i think little things like online news should be free.
I don't think you should have to pay for news. It's our country and we deserve me
I don't think you should have to pay for news. It's our country and we deserve to know what's going on.
I think it deepends on how much it will cost, if it costs less than it is to a news paper thanwhy not I'd buy it. After all to me its all about whats cheaper, thats why you get it on line anyway.
I think that chargeing to read a online paper is to much cause they will just find some were else to go to read it for free.
NO that is so dumb. They should just pay for it themselves, my parents already have enough to deal with they don't need that too.
I would not pay for the news all i would do is take my neighbors paper
People say that they'll pay for the news online until then they realize they're in a recession. Then they'll start going to other sites with free news.
I think that they should keep online news free and available because it would cause too much chaos if people had to pay a fee
No way would we pay for online news, with the exception of CNN student news of course.
We think that it should be free. thats also like saying you have to pay to eat in your own house.
please let this be in your promo- its never been in it.
p.s. carl u rock
that is very dumb who want to pay money online to read a news paper
we have to pay it when we get it at other places
I think it's kind of silly to pay for knowledge about what's going on today. I would definetly not pay for any news content..... except for maybe CNN Student News.
I DONT WANT TO WASTE MONEY
oh please! paying to read an article on line is plane ridiculous!!!
I think we shouldnt pay for online news because then I wouldnt be able to see your show. !
We watch your show every school day! We think you shouldn't have to pay for online news because then we wouldn't be able to watch you!!
Ms. Valade's 6th period math class
including the people who wrote this (April, Nicola, and Colette)
We love pi! (3.1415........)
Its not cool man if you do this no budy will wach this web site
i think learning about news online should be free it would pretty much be stupid if you had to pay. it would just be really selfish and ugg it would make me MAD!!!! so if you read this plz dont make us pay. ty! ☻
i dont think you should pay for it that would be selfish and crazy!!
It should be on the internet we should be saving money.
I think that it's a bad idea..because that's what we depend on to get our information and if we have to start paying for it then the websites will start loosing business..
why should we pay for internt if we can do it on other sites?paying for something that not even worth it.its a really bad idea for someone who has bills and kids to feed.:(
I say that paying just to use an online newspaper is outrageous because it is the internet and if the people who run the newspaper aren't making any money then they should like make something even better and more interesting
i think paying for online news is crazy why should we have to pay to see whats goin on aroun the worl as far as weather or even who died or who we need to lokk out for that is really crazy we all deserve to see our local news at 10 and 5 and 9 whatever and for people who disagree imagine having to pay to see cnn student news thats crazy i understand the news paper but not telvision or computer news i love to be able to come to school and watch the news with my class mates it is so fun but it would not be so fun knowing that my teacher has to pay just for us to watch cnn student news THAT IS CRAZY AS I MAY HAVE SAID A COUPLE OF TIMES IN THIS COMMENT
I think no news should cost any money. Kids should be able to know what's going on around the world for free.
Free is good, free is good.
Making you pay would be selfish.
There's many other ways we could find out news, like telivison, so it wouldn't be much of a smart choice for them to make us pay anyway.. And we'd still have sites like CNN 🙂
– Jessy and Barb
OMG!!! people shouldn't have to put up with paying for online news! Its a disgrace to the public! I go online to cnn, and fox 11 just to see the weather, or find out about the economy, if i got to pay for it... I'll explode!
why should you have to pay to know current events?
i dont think anyone will or should in this economy
i think that paying for online news is crazy, most people read the online news because they cant afford the regular paper or because they dont have the time to sit down and read it. Also the average person doesnt read every news article they are usally searching for one thing. The people who are reading the online news also have to pay for internet access so in a way they still have to pay to read the online news.
I think that it is so stupid why are you going to make us pay if its something that we use so much and if they did make us pay we as citizens would just stop going on the internet!!
It really doesn't make sense if we have to buy it on the internet we are just going to watch the news on t.v like channels 45 and 13 every morning and evening.
i dont think we should heve to pay to see whos dead or wat to nwatch out forn or thye weather i think that is crazy stupid orinick