Paywall proponents, take note: Only 35 people pay for

A warning to publishers contemplating paywalls: has gotten exactly 35 new subscribers since putting its content behind a paywall in October. As The New York Observer points out, that’s the number of students in an average size elementary school class. 

That doesn’t sound like an acquisition rate that’s going to save newspapers. And while Newsday’s management strategy may not be typical, that number should send shivers through the heart’s of local general interest publications.