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Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

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Howard Jones
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Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by Howard Jones » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:27 pm

Honestly, I'm shocked this didn't happen a long time ago with how prevalent ad blocking is now.

It'll be interesting to see if it helps or hurts their bottom line.


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Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by Momo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:40 pm

As of last Wednesday, & without notice, the longtime practice of allowing subscribers to one of the papers the ability to access the other paper's e-edition was terminated.



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Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by Bobbert » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:46 pm

You knew it was coming, considering how many other newspapers have done it. MLive starting doing it a few weeks ago, at least with the Ann Arbor News.



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Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by Matt » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:17 pm

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Bobbert wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:46 pm
You knew it was coming, considering how many other newspapers have done it. MLive starting doing it a few weeks ago, at least with the Ann Arbor News.
MLive is trash and I think they are charging $10/month for a "membership". A Freep.com subscription is going to be $3 for the first 3 months.



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Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:06 am

Hard times for the newspaper business. The Tampa Bay Times has reduced their print edition to two days a week.



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Re: Free Press & News putting up paywall on Aug 12

Post by WOHO » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:31 am

Toledo Blade down to Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Noticed that many store dropped the Sunday ads: no more Walgreens insert and Best Buy dropped out months ago. Only Target, Menard's, CVS are regulars in the Sunday paper anymore.



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