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.