I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Tanja Aitamurto for this excellent PBS MediaShift blog article about the Graybeal & Hayes “Modified News Micropayment Model.”
Since we presented the paper at the International Symposium on Online Journalism we have received quite a bit of attention for the model. There is at least one international company working to implement aspects of our theoretical model.
In short, people are working to make this abstract theoretical model a reality. We’re thrilled about that. Ultimately, to see whether a “modified news micropayment model” (or any model for that matter) will work it needs to be implemented.
We need news partners to make that happen. If you’re interested in experimenting with our model, please let us know. We’d be happy to work with you.
-Geoffrey M. Graybeal & Jameson L. (Jay) Hayes
*If you’re in Denver this week you can find me at AEJMC. The largest gathering of journalism educators seems like a perfect setting to continue the “MNMM” discussion that began at ISOJ last spring.