Rupert Murdoch's grand plans to put his vast kingdom of content behind pay-walls is "completely antithetical to the way everything is going," insists The Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan
Rusbridger. Still, Rusbridger welcomes the strategy because he believes it will likely result in his paper becoming the biggest English-language newspaper in the world.
In the greater interest of journalist and the societal role it plays, Rusbridger implores publishers far and wide to consider "open" publishing models. "If you are open, that means you want to be part of the way the web works rather than simply on the web," he said during a conference on Wednesday.