Yup. if you don't want to get your news site linked to by influential bloggers and don't want the traffic that they will give, by all means don't offer an RSS feed :-) !

From OJR article: RSS Feeds Can Build Web Traffic, but Fence Sitters Note Problems:

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But news sites that don't offer even a front-page headline feed in this online universe risk becoming irrelevant not only to bloggers who can drive traffic with a mention of a story but to increasingly savvy news consumers like Miller who want control.

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