Oliver Kamm had a widely-read blog, which he moved to The Times. Then The Times put up a wall.
It’s a piece of bad news: that when its paywall goes up, the Times will be putting behind that wall, not only its regular journalism, but also its blogs. This means that Oliver’s blog, which I’ve been reading daily since it began, will no longer be freely accessible … it is regrettable in any case if one of the most formidable bloggers in the ‘sphere is now lost to a proportion of his readership
This is also confirmation – here of an unwelcome kind – of a point I’ve made before about the distinction between the free blogosphere and the blog-space that is merely an extension of the mainstream media. It’s a distinction to the advantage of the former.
Norman Geras Paywall Blogging.