Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 Gannett Dailies Introduce Paywall Today

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No more online free content ride today for visitors to the Gannett-owned (St. George) Utah Spectrum, Greenville (S.C.) News and The Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat.

Paywalls have gone up at the website versions of all three papers, as reported by  and Under the dailies' subscription trials, Web users must either purchase a day pass ($2 for the Spectrum) or select one of the subscription offers(Spectrum $9.95/mo.). Subscribers to the print edition of the newspapers merely have to register online to gain access.

Editors everywhere are holding their breath to see whether paywalls can succeed at the local newspaper level.

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