Paid Online Content Publishing: The Long View, Part 1 today published the first of a two-part article I’ve written about the future of paid content. During the past two years at that site, I’ve written 36 columns about free-to-fee publishing, but none until now about what I firmly think the future for publishing, broadcasting, advertising, and paid content will be by 2014.

ClickZ restricts these columns to about 1,000 words each, so I’ve had to write that topic across two columns, this month and next. This month’s column frames the major change occuring in media; next month’s, which will be published on September 8th, will describe the world of online paid content in 2014. I apologize that these columns won’t – due to that wordage limit – be very detailed. I’ll write a more detailed version elsewhere later this year. — Vin Crosbie