“I actually believe journalism must improve if the Times is asking people to pay for it, as readers are not going to pay for inaccurate rumour or propaganda. They can get that anywhere â€“ for free. What quality journalism can offer is synthesis of a great amount of material which is then verified and put into language everyone can understand.
I believe the experience and skills Iâ€™ve gained over 22 years as a journalist and writer have value which is why I donâ€™t give away my work for free. Iâ€™ve written for the Times because they have valued what I do enough to pay me. The New Statesman magazine also asked me to write an article but they didnâ€™t want to pay me anything. To me, that shows how much they value quality journalism.
(Via Heather Brooke.)