Q&A: Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz of Journalism Online


Earlier today, I reported on my conversation with Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz, two entrepreneurs who have captured the attention of the newspaper industry with Journalism Online, their new e-commerce company that proposes to help publishers charge for digital content while preserving ad revenue.

Some aspects of our wide-ranging discussion didn't make it into that piece. For example, Brill and Crovitz were responded to a controversial proposal to amend copyright law to help newspapers, and explained how -- in their view -- Journalism Online allows publishers to act as a herd while skirting anti-trust concerns. Below is our entire interview, more or less. We began by talking about one of the common misconceptions about their venture.