More than 300 websites now use Press+ metered model to charge for online news

Remember back in 2009 when Press+ (then Journalism Online) launched and didn’t reveal the names of any clients? In fact, news organizations including McClatchy and Tribune disclosed to the L.A. Times that they were not clients.

A press release today announces more than 300 clients — with names: MediaNews Group, Tribune Company, GateHouse Media, McClatchy.

“Two years ago, publishers were asking if they should charge for content,” said Press+ co-founder Steven Brill. “Last year they began asking ‘How should I charge?’ We think we’ve been succeeding with our meter in supplying that answer, so now they’re increasingly asking, ‘Why did I wait so long?’”

Disclosure: Starting today, Poynter is using Press+ to invite donations from frequent readers.

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