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Globe to offer two websites: one free, one pay
Boston Globe ^ | September 30, 2010 | Robert Gavin

Posted on 09/30/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The Boston Globe next year will split its digital news brands into two distinct websites, keeping Boston.com free while establishing a subscription-only pay site, BostonGlobe.com, which will feature all the content produced by the newspaper's journalists, publisher Christopher M. Mayer said today.

The change, scheduled to take place during the second half of 2011, is aimed at building an audience of paid subscribers online, a strategy that newspapers across the country increasingly are moving towards. With this approach, the company also aims to maintain high traffic to Boston.com, one of the nation’s largest regional news sites and a site that generates revenue from advertising.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; globe; newspapers; websites
Evil corporations! Screwing the little man. Oh, wait. It's the Globe. How open-minded, tolerant and savvy.
1 posted on 09/30/2010 7:04:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

one free, one pay...both the same ole liberal crap.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 7:07:22 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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“one free, one pay...both the same ole liberal crap.”

Part of it is that the media expects people to pay for Asspress written garbage.

Today I was watching some Russell Crowe movie about crusading journalists taking on the establishment. That is an absolute fraud. The media is in the tank re-writing Democrat faxes. There is very little of value in any local paper anywhere. Crusading journalists no longer exist. Therefore there is little to read or subscribe to.

If the sports services go to all pay, we little guys will take over with our own blogs and opinions. It is way too late for the media to put the free content genie back into the bottle, especially considering how many of us hate them.

3 posted on 09/30/2010 7:12:33 PM PDT by Luke21
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The free one is all lies while the pay one has some truth, not a lot, but some.
4 posted on 09/30/2010 7:13:29 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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Oh this will work out well...


5 posted on 09/30/2010 7:13:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Luke21

lemme guess...State of Play was the movie, right?


6 posted on 09/30/2010 7:21:55 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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I’m sure all 2 of their subscribers will enjoy BostonGlobe.com.

Didn’t the NYTimes try a “walled garden” with their primo columnists, only to later ditch the effort? Oh, wait. I forgot. The NYTimes owns the Boston Globe, so naturally they’d try the same stupid maneuver twice!


7 posted on 09/30/2010 8:11:52 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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