How much is the Web worth?

Would you pay for content on the Web?

Rupert Murdoch, the money behind Fox and the Wall St. Journal, expects to start charging you for access to his Web sites within a year.

“We are now in the midst of an epochal debate over the value of content and it is clear to many newspapers that the current model is malfunctioning,” he says.

It’s the sort of thing newspaper owners dream of during periods of REM sleep. But it’s been tried a few times, with fairly mixed results. People will pay for porn; they won’t pay for news.

Is there any scenario that you’d pay for news on the Web?