Monday, 3 September 2012

More than 20% of American newspapers use a paywall of some sort

"More than a fifth of US newspapers restrict free access to their online content with a paywall, according to trade publication News&Tech;, double the number of a year ago. News&Tech; says that 290 papers across the country now charge consumers to some degree for access to their online content. According to the most recent stats from Pew, this is out of an approximate total of 1,400 US daily publications. The figures indicate that charging for premium content is proving a successful move for newspapers as they attempt to monetise their content online in reaction to readers shifting to the web."
Source:  Strategy Eye, 29th August 2012
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