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Piano Media, Group Paywalls and Lessons From TV Subscriptions

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Tomáš Bella likes thinking big. The CEO of Piano Media, the Slovakian company that is building a consortium of 12 publishers and 50 sites in eastern Europe using its paywall technology, wants publishers to charge readers for onl ...
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Mecom to launch digital paywall and review future of 65 free titles

Guardian – 2012-01-24

Wide-ranging strategic review by new chief executive Tom Toumazis aims to slash costs by €70mMecom is to introduce digital pay models across its top newspaper titles, slash costs by €70m and potentially close or sell 65 free titles, following a...
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Express & Star Scraps Online Paywall After Nine Months

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

The UK’s biggest selling regional newspaper, Wolverhampton’s Express & Star, has scrapped its online paywall less than a year after it was introduced. The paywall was put in place in April 2011 when breaking news remained f ...
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How to make money from digital news

Guardian – 2012-01-18

There is still cash to be made from journalism when the presses stop rollingAdvertising still dominates the newspaper revenue model. Depending upon the particular country, it is not uncommon to see print dailies getting 70% to 80% of their revenue...
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Paywalls: Maybe Not So Complicated After All

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Clay Shirky, a leading paywall skeptic, deserves credit for grappling with what is now generally conceded to be the clear success of The New York Times’s digital pay model. Shirky makes the counterintuitive argument that NYT’s s ...
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Postmedia Network Says the Paywalls It's Introducing Will Become the Norm

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

TORONTO - The head of Postmedia Network believes the newspaper chain's competitors will soon follow it towards an online pay-per-view model as the industry searches for new digital revenues to offset tumbling advertising sales. "We were a b ...
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How the FT and NYT aim to make paywalls pay

Guardian – 2012-01-09

The two newspapers are working hard at converting readers to the digital paid-for modelEvery newspaper, magazine or website is working on a paywall of sorts and closely monitoring what everyone else is doing. In almost every news company, execs are...
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Vogue launches online archive of every American issue in its 119-year history

Guardian – 2011-12-16

The 400,000 images no doubt constitute the world's most glamorous picture library – but subscription comes at a priceIn 1988, when the printers received the image for the November issue of American Vogue – the first under a new editor – they...
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Trend Report: Are paywalls the only way forward for online publishers?

Media Week – 2011-12-14

It's been 18 months since News Corp erected paywalls around The Sunday Times and The Times. Mike Fletcher assesses whether the paywall model is the future for online publishing and talks exclusively with News International to discover a shift in...
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Gannett plans to erect paywalls as Chicago title starts charging

Guardian – 2011-12-08

Paywalls are going up at scores of US newspapers. The largest publisher, Gannett, has announced plans to charge online users from early next year.The Chicago Sun-Times and its 39 affiliated suburban titles - owned by a group of investors - will...
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Papers to give up print on Mondays in favour of online reading

Guardian – 2011-12-08

One of America's largest newspaper publisher, MediaNews Group, has come up with an intriguing cost-saving plan.Three of its daily titles will stop publishing in print on Mondays later this month and take down paywalls on that day to enable readers...
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Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Economist's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print salesAndrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting it down to good fortune. That's not the financial...
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The Times' Digital Head Steps Down; Conde Goes Hollywood

Media Bistro – 2011-11-09

The executive behind the NYT paywall resigns, a publishing giant sets its sights out West, and NatGeo goes commercial. Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.11 New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
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Big Canadian publisher opts for paywall

Guardian – 2011-10-30

Canada's largest newspaper publisher, Postmedia Network, is to to put up paywalls at all its 38 daily and community newspapers across the country.It suggests that its "metered model" experiment, which began in May at the websites of the Montreal...
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MinnPost publisher: We won’t try to capitalize on Star Tribune’s paywall

Poynter. – 2011-10-25

MinnPost Starting Nov. 1, the Star Tribune will begin charging its heaviest users for Web access if they don’t subscribe beyond the Sunday paper. The change prompted David Brauer, MinnPost’s media reporter, to ask if other news outlets will try…...
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Tablet Users Are Heavy News Readers

AdWeek – 2011-10-25

A year and a half since the Apple iPad was introduced, a new study shows that reading news has become a big part of what people use tablets for. But publishers still have a way to go to get people to pay for content on tablets. The newest look at...
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New York Times digital subscribers up 40,000

Guardian – 2011-10-20

NYT has 324,000 readers paying for online content following strong summer, while its publisher posts healthy Q3 profitThe New York Times has added more than 40,000 new digital subscribers since June, with 324,000 readers in total now paying for...
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Paywalls: lessons learned and competitor reaction

Editors Weblog – 2011-10-18

Every publisher is eagerly awaiting updates from those pioneering newspapers that have put their websites behind paywalls. A panel at the World Editors Forum on Saturday shares lessons learned and how their competitors have reacted - or not reacted...
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Planning a paywall? Maybe you should sell some e-books instead

GigaOM – 2011-10-12

While the number of newspapers and other media entities that are erecting paywalls or launching subscription-based apps continues to grow, other content publishers such as The New Yorker are looking at different ways of monetizing their existing...
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Baltimore Sun to put up paywall next month

Poynter. – 2011-09-24

Romenesko+ Memos The Sun’s paywall goes up October 10. “To encourage readers to sign up at launch, we will offer a special introductory rate of 99 cents for the first 4 weeks,” says publisher Tim Ryan’s memo. “After that, digital-only… Read...
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