Australia newspaper goes behind pay wall

2011-06-07 10:48

Sydney - One of Australia's leading newspapers will begin charging this year for some of its content online.

The chief executive of The Australian said the paper plans to put some of its stories behind a pay wall starting in October. It will continue to offer some content, including breaking news, for free.

Richard Freudenstein said the paper's "freemium" model would be similar to the one used by The Wall Street Journal.

Both papers are owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Freudenstein announced the plan on Tuesday. A digital subscription to The Australian will cost A$2.95 a week, cheaper than a print subscription currently costs.

  • Smk - 2011-06-07 14:04

    I dont watch TV but if we need to pay to see they news which should be covered by adverts as you can see here.... Then I will put the tv on for 30 mins a night and see the news.

      Smk - 2011-06-07 14:14

      the news*

  • droplet - 2011-06-07 15:22

    i hope we get something like this in south africa soon. free news sites have pathetic news...

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-06-08 09:16

      Paying for access doesn't guarantee better quality content.

  • Christoffsmuts - 2011-06-07 20:47

    Why pay for lies if you can get the Truth for free?

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