If information wants to be free, who’s still going to pay for journalism?

And on a related note, even the sainted Robert Peston is convinced the big newspapers are going to return to subscription models for their websites… The Mother Jones website in the US reckons that whilst information may want to be free, it actually comes at a price (and please note that neither Gav, nor the Dept of Finance are charging)… However as MediaShift has famously noted that journalism will find a way to outlive its dying institutions… (H/T to Jay Rosen’s incredible stream of consciousness for those last two)… If you want to hear more questions (rather than answers) in this debate, download Peter Day’s excellent In Business report from a few days back…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty