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What If The Guardian Joined The Paywall Crowd?

It's a long-running question that got a little more attention last week following the news that The Guardian had avoided industrial action from its journalists by promising not to make 68 compulsory redundancies, as previously planned.   Welcoming the deal, NUJ deputy general secretary Barry Fitzpatrick said: "It is essential that the transition to a subscription-model, coupled with an affordable print version, is based on the highest standards of journalism." The subscription-model part of the online statement was hurriedly corrected to "the digital" and both the publisher and union say it was simply a mistake.

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