Major Content Creators Experiment With Data Revenue Models
Some of today’s biggest newspapers are trying new business models to make use of what is arguably their most valuable asset – data.
USA Today is selling its commercial data to premium accounts like developers looking to build paid apps with their open API.
The New York Times also provides extensive, well-documented APIs but no paid access to full article content.
The Guardian offers the “freemium” model of access: free access to headlines and article excerpts; free access to full articles with embedded advertising; and paid access to articles with no advertising or data caps.