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Today marked the end of Google’s ‘First-Click-Free’ policy after a decade.

The policy meant that news organisations wanting to regularly feature on Google’s news searches had to supply at least three free articles to Google before any pay-wall could be shown.
The new direction taken by Google has the potential to be a game-changer allowing more news to be protected by pay-walls and subscription fees from users.

But will the changes be enough to help Media cope with what’s been a steep digital learning curve?

Myles Houlbrook-Walk has the story.

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