Trinity Mirror CEO Simon Fox on the Problem with Paywalls, Industry Consolidation and What's Wrong with Metrics
Posted: 4/22/2013  |  By: Jasper Jackson | The Media Briefing
Newspapers in the UK and US are rushing headlong into gated access models, metered systems and paywalls - with even The Sun planning to raise the content drawbridge later this year.

But Trinity Mirror CEO Simon Fox is unconvinced and told a conference today he doesn't believe there's an opportunity for The Mirror or Sunday Mirror websites to go behind a paywall or charge for tablet editions, even though mobile access currently accounts for a quarter of all web traffic.