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Guardian's Rusbridger Labels Paywalls Victorian

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has criticised the News UK online model, describing paywalls as a "19th century business model." Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today's programme, he could not say that The Guardian's free model was the most commercially successful approach, but did say it was "light years" ahead. "There is no question that the open model is not miles better, light years better. So the question is whether one works financially better than the other, and it's difficult to tell."

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