Washington Post To Start Charging Frequent Web Readers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Washington Post To Start Charging Frequent Web Readers

Play associated audio
The Washington Post is feeling pressure to generate more revenue from its web audience.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/biblicone/3666632892/
The Washington Post is feeling pressure to generate more revenue from its web audience.

The Washington Post says it will begin selling digital subscriptions this summer, asking frequent website users to pay a fee.

The Post announced plans yesterday for a metered subscription model. It will require a paid subscription after viewing 20 articles or multimedia features per month. The company hasn't announced how much it will charge.

Subscribers who pay for home delivery of the newspaper will have unlimited digital access. Also, students, teachers, government employees and military personnel will have free access at school and work.

Post Publishers say news consumers understand the high cost of maintaining top-quality newsgathering and in-depth reporting.

Washington Post Company Chairman Donald Graham has voiced worries that a paywall could reduce the size of the digital audience.

NPR

Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Why do so many animated movies star motherless kids? Sarah Boxer, a graphic novelist, cartoon-lover and mother, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the phenomenon and the message it sends to children.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Will Become Of Obama's Request For Immigration Relief Funds?

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the chances of a political agreement over how to handle the migration of thousands of Central American children.
NPR

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.