[A]round 7,000 of you have already clicked on seven read-ons – your total free access every month – and not yet encountered a request to contribute. The next time you do, you will. …
Of course, nagging is an integral part to pay-meters’ success. They wear you down. If your experience online is anything like mine, I tend to ignore the pay-us boxes until they finally get too annoying. At some point, if what I’m reading is worth it, I say to myself: “Screw it. Just get this over with.”
The economics of the news business, and of the newspaper industry in particular, have changed dramatically over the past decade. More people than ever are reading our content in print and digital formats, but our primary source of revenue — advertising — is declining locally and nationally and no longer supports our costs to the degree it once did.(more...)
Due to anticipated delivery disruptions because of the winter storm, The Wall Street Journal will be dropping its paywall beginning tonight at midnight through the weekend.The Times plans to reinstate its paywall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Murphy said by email.
There were three options, say the recipient — seven-day delivery and unlimited Web access for $24.95 a month, unlimited Web access without a print subscription for $14.95 a month, and Sunday delivery plus unlimited Web access for $7.95 a month.Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told Neibauer the survey "is part of our regular market research — we routinely ask readers about many potential new products and pricing."
The New York Times has analyzed its digital-only subscriber base and found that nearly two-thirds are “entirely new” customers. Gannett reported essentially the same split in its full-year earnings report earlier this week.
In response to my question, corporate communications … Read more
Once [the price of a print sub] goes up, the Register’s subscribers will no longer have the choice of dropping their subscriptions in favor of free digital. That loophole will be closed — and that supports the higher prices.