Murdoch charging for online news – seems a bit backward to me

The recent suggestion by Rupert Murdoch that he will be charging for online news provision starting sometime in 2010 goes against all intuition. Here’s my analysis and predictions. I mentioned the story to two people already and they both said ‘Well we’ll use BBC News instead…’ – who will pay for online news or celeb gossip? Not likely the target audience of celeb gossip (think about it).