There has been much talk about the survival of the traditional media in the online era. Magazines have avoided much of the focus as it relates to the transition to their online presence. Why? It’s likely because magazines are not a daily publication that has its weaknesses exposed by the more “real time” acquisition of information that the social web and search engines (to an extent) can provide.
Recently though there has been fallout in the magazine industry, as the venerable Conde Nast dropped some major publications. Along those lines major papers in the UK have introduced their version of having to pay for content. The latest and probably most recognized name to join the ‘pay-wall’ fray is The Eonomist. The Guardian reports