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Paywalls: lessons learned and competitor reaction

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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 - since they launched their paid-for sites. Dirk Nolde (left), managing editor of Berliner Morgenpost Online: "Communication, communication, communication," he says. "You have to tell your readers why you are doing this. Normally, we say there is a...
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Piano Media, Group Paywalls and Lessons From TV Subscriptions

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,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Paywalls: Maybe Not So Complicated After All

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Postmedia Network Says the Paywalls It's Introducing Will Become the Norm

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

How the FT and NYT aim to make paywalls pay

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-09

Trend Report: Are paywalls the only way forward for online publishers?

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... | Media Week – 2011-12-14

Gannett plans to erect paywalls as Chicago title starts charging

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... | Guardian – 2011-12-08

DoubleRecall turns paywalls into advertising dollars

Start-up DoubleRecall is turning paywalls into branding opportunities that give consumers access to premium content on websites and mobile apps if they type out a few words from a sponsor message.... | GigaOM – 2011-08-24

Paywalls Versus Advertising? Why Not Both?

Publishers debate the viability of paywalls at DPAC. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-10

Paywalls still divide opinions

2010 was the year of the paywall.Trying to figure out how to transit newspapers' print businesses to the digital world, one of the big questions was: is charging online the way to go?Rupert Murdoch's... | Editors Weblog – 2011-05-26

Giller to Murdoch: pull down the paywalls

Norman Giller, veteran sports writer and raconteur, has written an entertaining and heartfelt open letter to Rupert Murdoch to mark the mogul's 80th birthday. It's the kind of card Rupert won't want... | Guardian – 2011-03-11

Paywalls & Pricing on the Menu

In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, author and New York Times editorial board member Eduardo Porter discussed the new price of journalism--an important topic as the media world waits... | Media Bistro – 2011-01-24

Web leaders debate the use of paywalls, Twitter and internet TV in 2011

The success of The Times paywall has shown it is possible to achieve greater revenue with quality content than via advertising, but raises questions about the influence of such titles in the future,... | Media Week – 2010-12-16

Gannett to put up paywalls at 80 titles

Gannett, the giant US newspaper publisher that has always treated news as no more than a commodity, is building paywalls around all its American titles - except for USA Today.It is planning to employ... | Guardian – 2012-02-23

Gannett Building Paywalls Around All Its Papers Except USA Today

The vogue for digital paywalls sweeping the news business has made it all the way to the top: Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, is planning to switch over all of its 80... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-22

Papers Put Faith in Paywalls

As more newspapers close the door on free access to their websites, some publishers are still waiting for paying customers to pour in. | AllThingsD – 2012-03-05

Google's Alternative to Paywalls: Customer Surveys

Google is rolling out a new product, “Google Consumer Surveys,” that lets publishers monetize content through “microsurveys” created by companies that want to carry out... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-29

Paywalls? Journalism students say 'we won't pay'

Former US newspaper editor John Robinson, who now teaches journalists, writes about newspapers charging for online newspaper access:"As more newspapers move to paywalls, it comes clearer to me that... | Guardian – 2012-05-28

Gannett says paywalls are generating strong revenue, despite circulation declines

News & Tech | PR Newswire | Gannett Blog Gannett, the largest U.S. publisher with papers that have a combined weekday circulation of 4.9 million, says its digital subscription plan,... | Poynter. – 2012-06-27

Another US chain erects paywalls

McClatchy, one of the largest US press groups, is to erect paywalls on all its newspaper websites. The publisher of 30 dailies, including the Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Kansas City... | Guardian – 2012-07-30

The “hamster wheel” fallacy: Why paywalls don’t mean better journalism

Some proponents of newspaper paywalls -- including a columnist in the Columbia Journalism Review -- argue that charging readers for content results in better journalism than the free and... | GigaOM – 2012-09-15

The pros and cons of newspaper paywalls: a Twitter debate

A comment about a Bloomberg story on the New York Times paywall started a debate about the positive and negative effects of paywalls that included some media industry luminaries such as the former... | GigaOM – 2012-12-24

Why US newspaper publishers favour paywalls

Paywalls are becoming increasingly prevalent at newspaper websites across the United States. Eleven of the country's largest-selling 20 newspapers are either charging for access or have announced... | Guardian – 2013-01-01

Five ways media companies can build paywalls around people instead of content

Hundreds of traditional publishers have erected paywalls around their content, but there is much to be gained by focusing monetization on individuals rather than an entire newspaper. Here are a few... | GigaOM – 2013-02-09

Publishers Say Paywalls, Price Hikes are Working for Newspapers

Four top publishers Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to print and discussed revenue ideas for bolstering their products. The discussion was part of an executive roundtable at the Key Executives... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-20

Video ad walls should replace paywalls, says Ebuzzing chief

News International and other publishers using paywalls should replace them with web pages offering a choice of video ads, according to Pierre Chappaz, the co-founder and chief executive of European... | Media Week – 2013-03-25

Paywalls help newspapers achieve decade-first rise in circulation revenues

Circulation revenues for daily newspapers in the US increased last year for the first time in a decade, following the mass adoption of digital pay models by publishers. | Media Week – 2013-04-09

Digital First Media’s John Paton on Newspapers and Paywalls

A company with the name Digital First Media has a reputation to uphold when it comes to thinking about the future of publishing, and CEO John Paton didn’t disappoint in a recent... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-09

News UK chief backs digital paywalls

Mike Darcey says some organisations are sacrificing profits by staying free to view as they attempt to attract usersMike Darcey, the chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK publishing operation,... | Guardian – 2013-07-02

Survey Finds Publishers Have Concerns Over Paywalls Being Bypassed

Not being able to control access to content as users bypass the paywall is a major challenge facing publishers. This is according to new research carried out by MPP Global Solutions as part of its... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-10-16

Paywalls Boost Ad Rates for Some Magazines and Newspapers, OPA Study Finds

Online paywalls are helping some newspaper and magazine websites increase the ad rates they charge, according to a new report from the Online Publishers Association.It's a hopeful sign for publishers... | Advertising Age – 2013-12-11

How Rising Paywalls Are Already Paying Off for Publishers

An Online Publishers Association study says online subscriptions don't cannibalize print demand and that publishers can charge higher advertising rates when readers pay for content | Business Week – 2013-12-13

Moody's: Paywalls can't save newspapers

Moody's Investors Service announced Monday that the outlook for the U.S. newspaper and magazine industry remains "negative" through the middle of next year—and most likely beyond. The... | Crains New York – 2014-09-23

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