Tighten up that paywall! (And some other lessons from a study of 500 newspaper publishers) 8/19/19

When The New York Times first launched its paywall back in 2011, it offered readers 20 free stories a month. A little over eight years later, that figure seems crazy generous – today you can read just five free Times stories a month before being asked to pay – and where the Times goes, so will other papers go: New research suggests that most newspaper publishers with successful metered pay model strategies do better with higher “stop rates,” not letting a reader sample too much before they’re asked to pay up.

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Sun Newspapers selects [BN]Tech for paywall solution 6/11/19

[BN]Tech, a leading provider of paywall and data analytics technology to help grow publisher consumer revenue, has been selected by Adams Publishing Group to help the company grow digital subscriptions with cutting-edge paywall technology. Four publications owned by Sun Newspapers, a division of Adams Publishing, have deployed [BN]Tech Paywall and Single Sign-on service on the APG websites throughout southwestern and central Florida. The solution went live last month.

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Across seven countries, the average price for paywalled news is about $15.75/month 5/14/19

More and more news organizations are implementing paywalls. A new report from the Reuters Institute for Journalism surveys the paywall landscape in six European countries and the U.S.

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Brainworks announces new Paywall/Day Pass functionality 6/20/17

Brainworks has announced a new expanded functionality to its paywall module. The Day Pass will allow media companies the flexibility of charging for their content on a daily basis while also providing non-subscribers the opportunity to consume editorial when convenient for the reader. The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is the initial development partner for this new technology and has gone live with the Day Pass.

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Digital content subscription strategies pay off for publishers 12/12/13

Despite the wide availability of free content sources online, a strong market exists for paid subscription-based content. This survey of Online Publishers Association members looks at best practices for implementing and growing a digital subscription business.

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Newsroom architecture, online pay models and audience connection 12/5/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores how newsroom design might affect coverage, how to connect stories with their proper audience and how The New York Times made its pay model work.

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Dallas Morning News creates premium digital subscriber experience 10/3/13

By Sheryl Jean, The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News unveiled a new website this week that it hopes will put it in the vanguard of new media trends. Dallasnews.com will remain one Web address but offer two displays: a free version and a premium version that will have the same content but will offer other features.

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Online subscription models and automated journalism 9/11/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute looks at online subscription models that are actually working, and explores the possibilities and limitations for computer-generated stories.

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