New paywall charges print subscribers for digital access to 6 Lee papers

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A half-dozen newspapers in the Western United States start charging today for digital access — with an additional cost even for those subscribers who already receive the print edition. The six Lee Enterprises papers in Montana and Wyoming are working with Journalism Online to customize the payment system. However, “for all of the sites, print subscribers who hit the limit must also purchase digital subscriptions, though they receive a discount.” Depending on the paper and subscription package, prices range from $1.95 a month to $69.50 a year.

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