Would you pay for access to The Huffington Post? That question is currently rattling around inside the head of Jimmy Maymann, HuffPost’s CEO. Speaking at The Guardian’s Changing Media Summit, Maymann admitted that a subscription system could be coming to all 7 billion HuffPost sites sometime in the future.
“I do believe in paid journalism,” said Maymann. “I do believe there are things that users should pay for. I do believe investigative reporting, things that are unique. There should be value on it.”
As for what that payment system would look like, Maymann indicated that the metered approach — like The New York Times uses — would be best.