Cute idea, but surely some practical obstacles:
- Websites with a paywall and those who do not.
- What constitutes a 'news' website?
- Will this feed a dependency on state revenue for major news broadcasters? Will the bbc get extra?
Here is David Leigh's argument
If this happens will this provide a handy solution to the hole the Guardian is digging for itself? http://www.economist.com/node/21563334
post your thoughts and queries please
(hmm interesting, etc)