Hong Kong newspaper brings protest coverage from behind paywall

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The news and media industry is constantly looking for new ways to monetize its content following a continuing decline in print sales and online advertising revenue. A short time ago we wrote about Esquire's micro paywall for its popular Falling Man essay, with money raised going to topical charitable causes. The South China Morning Post recently took the opposite tact — making all coverage of the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong available for non-subscribers. Starting in late September, many young people began to block the streets around Hong Kong's Central Government Complex to peacefully demonstrate in support of fairer…

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