ISSUE – May. 19 | Jessica Lessin built a business to prove information doesn’t have to be free

The news business treats its content as “free until otherwise proven it should be paid for,” The Information CEO Jessica Lessin says — and that’s totally backward. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Lessin argued that news publishers can and should charge for news. Her site, which launched in late 2013, charges $400 a year for deeply reported tech and business news. [ Re/Code ]