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5. First, the article cites that all the major sites listed in the OP
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:55 AM
Apr 15

had increased subscriptions during the covid time when they dropped paywalls.

Second, it doesn't logically follow that corporate media become state-run media when they drop paywalls. I don't know how you can conclude that at all.

Third, this writer actually said that, even though America isn't in a pandemic emergency, media should still consider that the nation is in a zone of unprecedented danger to democracy, and so it should temporarily suspend its paywalls. Considering the profit levels of media, esp the Washington Post and NYT, they can well afford a temporary paywall suspension that is in their long term freedom of press interests.

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