There are another two entries in the voluminous debate over the pay-versus-free content models for the news industry, and they come from two heavyweights: The New York Times and Financial Times.
The New York essay suggests that a firewall won't solve the revenue issues for the industry and that partnerships and packages are needed to entice consumers to pay for a bundle of services they'd, well, pay for.
The FT piece is longer, more substantial and considerably less conclusive. It essentially says the challenge is a challenge, that free is everywhere, and that challenging free means challenging everywhere. In other words, good luck with that.
It feels like I've been summarizing these sorts of pieces in this blog for a long time.