Murdoch, Good Content, and Pricing

Rupert Murdoch on Fox News post D8 presentation. He’s pushing the Wall Street Journal as a mainstream paper/product and is pretty blunt about turning off non-payers of premium content.

He also claims that he expects similar subscription numbers that the WSJ.com enjoys on the iPad (1MM+).

Check out the video below.

Murdoch on Sky News on the WSJ.com

Interesting interview with Rupert Murdoch himself on the WSJ.com, Google, and premium content.

Here’s TechCrunch’s take on what Murdoch has to say:

Murdoch told his own Sky News that he might start blocking Google and other search engines from giving searchers full access to articles on the Wall Street Journal’s website, WSJ.com. Asked whether he realized that Google was sending his news site a ton of traffic, Murdoch responded, “We’d rather have fewer people coming to our Websites, but paying.”