According to a new study (or here), people with an iPad are willing to pay for apps, and they will use the device to access magazines and news. Forty-four percent used the iPad to read the news and 25 percent used it to read a magazine.
If we do enough fuzzy math, we can suppose a sizable chunk of them will combine the two and pay for news.
Sixty-three percent of users say they've paid for and downloaded an app. A third have never done so. The leading apps are no surprise: games, books, music. But the findings for "news & headlines" is heartening.