As long as the Wall Street Journal’s editorial content doesn’t decline, I think I’ll be a fan of the Murdoch’s ownership:

News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch has said he might make the Wall Street Journal’s Web site free, a shift that could compel Pearson to do the same with the online version of its Financial Times … is one of the Web’s most successful subscription businesses with a $99 annual charge and making it free would be aimed at lifting online ads from an anticipated jump in readers.

Hopefully the change won’t accompany the addition of a Page 3 Girl.