Winnipeg Free Press: Is the Read-Now-Pay-Later News Model Working?

Not yet. In May, The Winnipeg Free Press implemented a paywall, allowing readers to pay as they go instead of subscribing. In its second
Not yet. In May, The Winnipeg Free Press implemented a paywall, allowing readers to pay as they go instead of subscribing. In its second quarter financials, FP Newspapers reports that 1,300 Free Press readers have signed up to pay $0.27 a story so far. Though the Free press did not reveal how many articles were accessed via the pay-as-you-go model, 1,300 x $0.27 per article is only $351. Even if each reader averaged 10 articles per…...

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