Christopher Mayer told Emily Rooney on "Greater Boston" tonight he and other Globe execs are still studying how to make consumers pay for their news online - like they do for the paper edition.
Mayer pointed to some considerations:
- The Web is no longer the only online medium - tablets and other mobile devices can now be used to distribute content.
- Boston is a more competitive news market than Worcester, where telegram.com will soon begin charging for access.
- boston.com advertising revenue is "actually very healthy" and the Globe needs to be careful in possibly disrupting that with a paywall that could cut down on page views.