London freedom: 180-year-old London Evening Standard goes free on Oct. 12. Says Russian Alexander Lebedev, who acquired the Standard last January: “The London Evening Standard is the first leading quality newspaper to go free and I am sure others will follow.” Lebedev expects circulation to jump from 250,000 to 600,000 as £ losses mount. Will he make it up in increased ad revenue? [Editors Weblog] And is this really a revolutionary move? [Paid Content UK]
Online surrender: Rocky Mountain Independent stops charging and will stop producing new content on Monday. [Denver Business Journal via Romenesko]
Google Wave critique: It’s not the next best thing … yet. [Steve Rubel Lifestream]
The BBC’s report:
For Murdoch’s complete speech, go to Sky News a search “james murdoch” + edinburgh.