Rupert Murdoch announced this week that The Wall Street Journal will continue to charge a fee for full access to their website, contrary to reports that the site would be completely ad-supported, reports the AP.
Murdoch was quoted in the Journal to say “The really special things will still be a subscription service, and sorry to tell you, probably more expensive.” News Corp. completed the purchase of the Dow Jones & Co. in December.
Currently some of the content on WSJ.com is free. Many industry insiders have been speculating about the possibility that the Journal may open to the public. The publication has 1 million paid subscribers.