In a guest post for Online Journalism Blog Tim Kevan explains why he resigned from The Times over the paywall.
In his eyes, writers "are not simply driven by money. They are bright enough to earn more elsewhere. They write to get things off their chest, to entertain and to influence. To be a part of the debate."
The paywall strategies of sites like The Times might work to drive revenue at least to some extend, but - and that's basically the main argument in his guest post here - paywalls disturb the reader-writer relationship substantially. Writers in search for the "most vibrant and innovative online presence" of a major news portal will face will have to recognize that paywalls impact on traffic is enormous.