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Ebert Behind The Pay Wall

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert is launching a subscription-based online newsletter. For about $5 a year, "The Ebert Club" subscribers will receive a variety of content, including links to recent postings on his blog, and selected Twitter updates. There will also be a private discussion thread for members, which Ebert says will resemble his comment threads and feature a private URL. Members will also have access to "The Web Report" -- Ebert's collection of "unexpected and delightful Web discoveries" (that is seriously what it says). Members will also receive advance notice of "Ebertfest" tickets going on sale. According to DigitalBeat, Ebert raises the issuer Newsday's paywall failure as a prime reason for not going behind a paywall completely.



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