Washington Post to phase in paid online subscription model

Washington, June 6 (ANI): The Washington Post will phase in a paid online subscription model for Web content starting from June 12.

The newspaper will then start charging some readers 9.99 dollars a month for access to more than 20 articles a month on desktop and mobile devices.

According to the Washington Post, for 14.99 dollars a month, readers can get a premium package that includes access to all of Washington Post's custom apps, which make it easier to see material on gadgets such as iPads and iPhones.

Students, teachers, school administrators, government employees and military personnel who sign on from their schools or workplaces will not have to pay for online access.

With the move some senior executives are worried that the paper would lose too many readers, especially from the national audience outside the Washington area, the report said.

Others, however, have argued that the paper needs to build new sources of revenue and that readers are growing used to the idea of paying for newspaper content online, it added. (ANI)


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