Monday, March 25, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge Meets SF Chronicle Paywall

USS San Francisco (CA-38) entering San Francis...
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The Hearst Corp.-owned San Francisco Chronicle has erected a paywall for its digital edition, but will remain free to visitors, the daily announced today.

According to a report by, digital-only subscribers will be able to access online content for as little as $12 a month, though for the same price, readers can get online access plus home-delivery of the Sunday paper.  For $3.60 per week, subscribers may have digital access to plus Friday through Sunday delivery of the paper edition, and $5 a week will net Monday through Sunday delivery along with online access, reported.

Mark Adkins, president of the Chronicle and, wrote in a letter to readers: 

"Subscribers to the new website will find the newspaper's unrivaled content with brilliant photos, an uncluttered format and the familiar design of the Chronicle. Premium stories and columns will update and change with the news throughout the day. Subscribers also will have full access to the Chronicle's most enduring legacy — its columnists."
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