The online news media landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade — even in the past few years. We live in a much different media environment now than the one printed dailies once dominated.
Today, reader support is crucial to the sustainability of journalism.
Much online news media is free, encouraging financial support from readers while remaining accessible to all. Some media use a paywall, so only those able to afford it have access. While most online media relies in part on advertising, some sites are so riddled with ads it can be difficult to read their articles.
At The Tyee, we believe in a robust journalism landscape made sustainable by the support and investment of our readers. We thank all those who are able to contribute.
But we realize we’re not the only publication with this approach, and that others have different models reflective of their audience. So with this in mind, we want to ask:
Do you financially contribute to online news media?
* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.
Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.