When I heard Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired, was going to be moderating a discussion on “Free and Paid Content” this semester as part of the Media Talk series sponsored by NYU’s Center for Publishing, I did a little dance and signed up immediately. I have to admit that I am a big Chris Anderson fan. Not only do I read Wired, I pay to have it delivered to my door.
Sitting in the Condé Nast auditorium, I knew we were in for an interesting night. Chris Anderson was on one side, flanked by Gary Hoenig, Editorial Director and General Manager of ESPN Publishing; John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan; and Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, The Wall Street Journal. You can watch the video at
Meanwhile, here are some of the most interesting points made by the panel: