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For those of you paying attention to Oprah (or Twitter) this week, Roger Ebert was on the show to debut his new speaking voice. A series of cancer surgeries have taken his voice, but that hasn't stopped the storied film critic from plowing ahead with his work. He continues to write — film reviews, a lengthy Twitter feed and plenty of opinion writing online. And now, the critic is using the increased attention he received this week to launch a new payment structure for his website.
Ebert is the most widely read film critic in the world. And he has parlayed that audience into a vibrant community online at RogerEbert.com. But he doesn't make much money from that effort. Now, rather than charge viewers to get access his reviews and other content, he's going with a model that many online businesses are testing out: freemium content.