Paid Online Subscriptions Pay Off for Newspapers and Their Investors

While the online subscription industry is a $15 billion-a-year business across a variety of niches, the news industry has had the most difficulty capitalizing
While the online subscription industry is a $15 billion-a-year business across a variety of niches, the news industry has had the most difficulty capitalizing on paid content. But since the New York Times launched a metered paywall in 2010, more and more newspapers have been willing to experiment with paywalls and online subscriptions. And now it seems that those experiments have paid off. The Wall Street Journal reported that newspaper stocks are up 50% to 80% in…...

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