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Wed - 13.12.2017


Dow Jones newspaper groups to launch paywalls in January

Dow Jones newspaper groups to launch paywalls in January

Two U.S. newspaper publishers in the Dow Jones Local Media Group will begin charging for online content in January, paidContent reported yesterday. The San Joaquin Media Group and SouthCoast Media Group will roll out at least partial paywalls.

Registered members to SouthCoast sites will be able to view 10 free articles and videos each month, while unregistered users will be able to view three free items a month. San Joaquin Media Group publishes Recordnet.com, which reported that some content, such as blogs, weather, classified advertising, calendars, puzzles and national and international news, will remain free for all visitors, as well as three visits per month for local news content.

The rate for an all-access subscription to Recordnet.com will be US$2.67 per week for new subscribers. For current print subscribers, unlimited online access will cost an additional 77 cents per week.

"Recordnet.com has established its value with readers and advertisers in the communities it serves," said Roger Coover, president of San Joaquin Media Group and publisher of the Record, according to the Web site. "This shift asks readers to recognize that value irrespective of whether they read the newspaper in print or online."

SouthCoastToday.com reported that weekly all-access on its site will be $4.60, and other print/digital subscriptions will be covered by other options.

The Standard-Times, part of the SouthCoast group, will also charge $4.60, and be part of an "All-Access plan," which will also include a seven-day subscription to the paper's print edition and e-edition of the printed version, according to the Providence Business News.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-12-22 19:23

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