Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A big step yesterday...

A big step yesterday...  I've been a subscriber to The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years, since my first print subscription in 1981.  In the '90s I switched to online-only, mainly because the print edition was always a day late where I lived.  At first the online edition was a mere shadow of the print edition, but within just a few years it was the better choice anyway.  I've been reading (well, at least skimming) that paper every day for all those years.

Starting next week, that's coming to an end – my subscription expires on February 4th, and I'm not renewing.  It's not that I'm no longer interested in its content – I am.  The main reason I'm stopping is that Dow Jones (the publisher) has finally managed to raise the subscription price to the point where I just can't justify it any more.  It's now $300 a year, nearly a dollar a day, to read content that I can largely find elsewhere for free.

So sadly, and reluctantly, I'm saying goodbye...

1 comment:

  1. The Wall Street Journal.... a news source for the top 1 percent (that can actually afford $300/yr)