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At her Content Makers blog on Crikey, Margaret Simons analyses a survey of 800 Australian Internet users by Swinburne University. Of those, 70 per cent said they weren't willing to pay anything to read an online newspaper. While it's one thing to say you won't pay and another thing to be faced with the prospect of your favourite site being behind a paywall, the numbers still suggest that free is the future for online content.
I suspect most Lifehacker readers are very much at the front of this curve (and given some of the decisions newspapers currently make about how to cover major events, that's no surprise). But it's worth asking nonetheless: how much, if anything, would you pay for newspaper content online? Tell us your price in the comments.