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FishbowlNY Readers Respond: What You’ll Pay For

Over the past few months, we’ve asked you a number of questions relating to paid content. And you have responded overwhelmingly: it will take a lot for you to pay for your content online.

One of our favorite polls was this one, from August, when we asked you if you would pay for NYPost.com. The answer was a resounding no, with over 88 percent of our readers saying no way.

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After the jump, your responses to what you would pay for

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New York Post Joins In Content Partnership With Revel In New York

Our sister site WebNewser has news today that production group Revel In New York will begin providing content to The New York Post‘s online video collection.

But these won’t be your normal Post videos of raw footage of riots or salacious celebrity appearances, oh no. Revel’s M.O. is to focus on individuals, “characters” in the city, and have them take you around New York to their favorite spots.

So why would the Post be interested in this sort of content? Says NYPost.com editor Erle Norton, “We’re excited about giving NYPost.com readers an intimate look into the city and its fascinating people.”

And not just corrupt politicians or Ashley Dupre, apparently.

Press release after the jump

Read more: Revel In New York To Provide Videos For New York Post –WebNewser

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Post Unveils New Web Site

postsite.jpgWe’ve always found The New York Post‘s Web site distracting, difficult to navigate and hard to read — quite the opposite of the print version.

But this week, the Post is sporting a new online look at NYPost.com that’s cleaner and less cluttered. There’s still a lot going on — from headlines to Page Six to pictures and events — but we’re kind of enjoying the new layout. (Until we clicked over to Page Six and a “Melrose Place” ad took over.)

Could this revamp be part of owner Rupert Murdoch‘s plan to charge for content in the coming months? Or is this another instance of a local paper trying something new? Either way, even with these changes, Murdoch’s going to get some pushback from readers if he tries to charge for NYPost.com: in our poll last month, 88 percent of you said you wouldn’t pay for access to the site.

Does the new look change your mind at all?

Related: Would You Pay To Read NYPost.com?

NYPost.com Editor Calls Shenanigans On Daily News’ Timestamping

DN.jpgThis afternoon, we got an email from NYPost.com News Editor Cassie Carothers pointing us to an alleged case of back timestamping by their rival NYDailyNews.com.

“Today at 1:15 p.m., our reporter was told by Sen. Pedro Espada — exclusively — that he was flipping back to the Dems, and he would be telling them at a 2 p.m. session,” Carothers told us. “We posted our story at 1:39 p.m. — about 20 minutes before the Daily News. Yet, their blog item, which actually went up at 2 p.m., is timestamped 1:21 p.m., and their story, which went up about 30 minutes after the blog, is timestamped 1:07 p.m.!” (The story now is timestamped with 3 p.m. but Carothers helpfully sent a screenshot with the 1:07 timestamp.)

We don’t know exactly when these stories were posted, but we put in a call to the Daily News seeking comment, and our call has not been returned yet.

Of course, this alleged mis-stamping follows not long after Gawker called out NYDailyNews.com last month for claiming that it had published its story about Farrah Fawcett‘s death before she actually died. In that case, the evidence makes it easy to point to mis-stamping, but how many other times has this kind of thing happened?

As Carothers said: “The Post is officially calling shenanigans!”

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  • Air America Sold: And Al Franken‘s leaving. [AP | ETP]
  • Judith Miller: First up to testify at Scooter Libby CIA leak trial. [E&P]
  • Top Chef Winner: Spoiled again before show airs. [Eater]
  • Martha: Lures Culture & Travel editor Michael Boodro away from Louise T. MacBain. [NYP]
  • Nickelodeon: Launches “Second Life for ‘tweens.’” [Mediaweek]
  • Times Soccer Story: Leads to Hollywood fight over movie rights. [WSJ]
  • VH1: Developing show about bloggers. [Jossip]
  • Time Inc.: Mulling health portal. [BusinessWeek]
  • NYTimes.com, NYPost.com: Web traffic climbing fast. [HuffPo]
  • Demetri Martin: Popular on the Internet, shills without shilling. [NYT]