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The U.K.-based tabloid magazine, The Sun, made the announcement in 2013 that it would begin charging for access to its website. According to a Press Gazette article by Dominic Ponsford, as the fourth most popular U.K. national newspaper, The Sun decided to follow suit among its other parent-company’s news outlets and implemented its first paywall. Within its first […]Read more "The Sun sets on its paywall attempt"
According to an article by The Week highlighting a 14-year timeline of how the news media has implemented paywalls strategies, the Wall Street Journal was “one of the first national newspapers to install a paywall…just one year after launching the [web]site.” Notably, in 1998, one year afree implementing its paywall, the newspaper had exceeded 200,000 online subscribers. In 2007, […]Read more "The WSJ: tried & true and still redesigning"
In the two decades since The New York Times implemented their “hard” paywall strategy, the digital age has proven that making money out of news has become increasingly difficult. The success rate of the paywall strategy varies. As noted in the February 2016 article in The Conversation, some major newspapers, such as The New York Times […]Read more "Two sides of the paywall"
A paywall refers to when online content is restricted via a paid subscription. Most college students are familiar with this concept when they search for academic journal articles or scholarly papers for research purposes and find that they can only access an abstract or brief description of the material. Utilizing their school’s academic libraries, students […]Read more "Paywalls: The path towards sustainability?"