The cost of news

I thought I might investigate the cost of a subscription to the Yonhap News service. I’m a bit stingy when it comes to paying for things on the web, and would never consider paying for FT.com; but if it’s going to be cheap then I might consider it. So I shoot off an email to Yonhap to see how much it’s going to cost. I get the answer today.

$350 per month. PER MONTH. That’s around 10 Region 3 DVDs per month, PLUS a pint of London Pride per day. So am I going to subscribe? No, there are too many films I want to see, and I like my Pride. So I’ll just have to make do with the all the free news websites that are out there, and Tom Coyner’s excellent daily email service, which are more than adequate for my purposes.

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