Someone who took an email survey tells Michael Neibauer The Washington Post asked about several potential paywall plans:
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 Washington Post is reportedly considering installing a paywall of some sort this year.
Meanwhile, The Boston Globe is adjusting its paywall, Dan Kennedy reports. The Globe "started limiting social media sharing to only two free links a month," Kennedy writes. "We have been trying to find the right balance between the free-sharing culture of the Internet and paid access to premium Globe content," Globe spokesperson Ellen Clegg tells Kennedy. (more...)