and would you start buying them again if they started charging online?
I think newspapers will soon stop putting their papers online for free.Already the Tribune and the Post don't come online until 6pm on a sunday.
papers like the WSJ charge for their content as it's not easily obtained. Irish newspapers can do the same because while there's loads of international news on the internet, there isn't a great deal of Irish content.
Murdoch is going to start charging:
News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert Murdoch | Media | guardian.co.uk