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Articles tagged digital subscriptions (22)

As the news site looks to subscription possibilities, BI Intelligence, the “little startup within a startup,” has collected about 5,000 paying subscribers and is eyeing opportunities outside the U.S.
Last year, the Canadian daily became the first North American paper to introduce per-article payments. It’s found fewer takers than expected, but they’re buying more on average.
“We all had a sense that something important was happening, but at the time there were actually very few users. So it was a bet on people getting online and buying more PCs.”
With a renewed focus on subscriptions, the Times believes it can double its digital revenue to $800 million in 2020.
That Bezos synergy has finally kicked in. How much will it help the Post’s quest to shift from a local newspaper to a national and global news powerhouse?
The Honolulu Civil Beat and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser both introduced paywalls a couple of years ago. Now their strategies are showing signs of stagnation.
The annual report from Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism also finds that readers aren’t growing any more willing to pay for online news — and they’re happy to block your site’s ads.
Since relaunching NewYorker.com and revamping its paywall last year, both its web audience and its paying subscriber base have grown.