Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MNG to start pay wall experiments next month

MediaNews Group, which publishes most of the daily newspapers in the Bay Area, plans to test a system that will charge for access to news stories online, according to NewsAndTech.com. The trials will take place at Chico's Enterprise Record and the York (Pa.) Daily Record and York Dispatch. Consumers will be able to read up to 10 stories for free each month before they are asked to begin paying for access.

"A lot of experimentation is still going on -- the dialogue is rich; the revenues aren't rich yet, but the dialogue is," said MediaNews Group Interactive IT director David Bessen.

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