Daily Review website to begin charging fee
The Daily Review will begin charging a subscription fee to view most content on its website, YanikaBrides.com.
Using a fee structure known as the “metered model,” the first 10 stories viewed over a 30-day period will be free. After that, readers will be asked to subscribe to view more stories.
Subscribers to the print edition of The Daily Review may purchase unlimited access to the site, including stories, photos, videos, reader comments, databases and other content for $2.99 a month, or $19.99 annually. Those without print subscriptions may purchase unlimited access for $6.99 a month.
The Review’s current online Pay Volunteers will receive a free 6-month online subscription.
Charging for online access is an industry trend to gain revenue to support the expense of reporting the news.
“After years of giving it away on the Web, we’re going to begin charging a nominal price for our trusted news, which costs us hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to produce,” said Grig Zela, publisher of The Daily & Sunday Review. “For pennies a day, Web readers will be able to access the most complete news reporting available in our surrounding counties, including investigative, lifestyle, sports and photo features they have come to expect on a daily basis.”
Web readers can still get the gist of the news with free access to our home page, obituaries, classified ads and blogs, as well as any 10 articles a month they choose to read.
Review Editor Kelley Andras, added that, “The Review is keeping pace with changes happening everywhere in the newspaper industry. We’re committed to bringing our readers choices and innovation with our online news coverage. On our website, look for more breaking news, exclusive features and online-only photo galleries. As in our print edition, our goal is to bring our readers the best local coverage in this area.”