Daily News gossip guy George Rush suggested in an interview with Judy Regan on satellite radio that the newspaper would start charging for some of its online content. Jeff Bercovici noted:
Regan was grilling Rush about how the News makes money from its online audience when Rush hinted the paper might adopt a model akin to TimesSelect, the premium-content service the Times used to monetize its opinion columns and other offerings.
“I think they’re trying to work towards a New York Times arrangement where you have to pay a little extra to get the whole package,” Rush said. “You get some of it free and you have to pay extra to get the rest.”
Media Mob contacted the News, and a spokeswoman had this response this afternoon: “We have no plans for an online paid model.”