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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York Times erects paywall

The New York Times has launched a pay-for-content model via digital subscription on March 24th in Canada and March 28th in the U.S.A.  Non-paying users will be able to access 20 articles per month at no charge before being asked to subscribe.  Their costs for digital subscriptions range from US$15 to US$35 every four weeks, depending on application (Web, smartphone, tablet, or several combined.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

La Press transitioning from print to digital format

Two competitors have reported that Montreal newspaper La Presse has invested $5 million and earmarked another $25 million to transition to a digital format in the near future, despite a standing 15-year contract with Transcontinental to print the newspaper.  Plans could include reducing the print edition of the newspaper to 75,000 from its current 200,000 copies daily and offering free iPads or other digital devices for those who sign up for a three-year subscription to the e-version.