IT will be interesting to see what will happen when The Times and The Sunday Times begin to charge for online content from June.
To be able to read an online article in those papers from June you will have to pay a week’s subscription for £2, or a day’s access for £1.
The decision was made last August by Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation. It was decided to go down this route because advertising revenues are falling.
When the change is made, it is uncertain what the consequences will be.
Will people decide not to pay to read news on these sites, because they can go to other avenues which don’t charge? Or will readers pay to log onto The Times and The Sunday Times?
It may mean that people decide to buy the paper instead of accessing their news by the internet and it could lead to an increase in sales? Who knows?
Meanwhile, snooker’s veteran Steve Davis, 52, turned back the clock to beat the sport’s world number one, John Higgins, at The Crucible in Sheffield. He outfought Higgins and took the match 13-11.
Davis was playing in his 30th World Championships and last won the event in 1989. He has six World titles.
Although the 52-year-old lost last Tuesday to Australia’s Neil Robertson.