Effective today, a full-priced subscription to the Daily Journal will allow unlimited, free access to the Daily Journal’s website, DJournal.com, and our mobile app.
Non-subscribers will be asked to pay for frequent use of the Journal’s digital products, and for the first time there will be a digital-only subscription offered.
Asking readers to pay for digital content produced by Journal staffers will help ensure revenues sufficient to continue supporting a strong news-gathering operation, said Journal CEO Clay Foster.
“We believe our content is of value to our readers, digital as well as print, and producing that content is expensive,” Foster said. “We’re confident our customers will understand the necessity of this change.”
Current Daily Journal subscribers should click on “Subscriptions” on the navigation bar in the upper right corner of the Djournal.com home page for a one-time activation of their free all-digital access, which includes the Daily Journal’s replica electronic edition.
Non-subscribers will find two choices – total access, the complete print and digital subscription, at $10.75 per month, and digital only for $6 per month.
Visitors to DJournal.com will be allowed five free articles per month before they’re asked to subscribe.
In charging for access to its digital products, the Daily Journal joins a growing newspaper industry trend. Most dailies in Mississippi and the region have some form of digital pay model as online audiences continue to grow.
“Our print circulation at the Journal is still strong, but our digital audience is growing exponentially and revenue from that audience is necessary to continue to provide the volume and quality of news and information our readers have come to expect,” said Lloyd Gray, Journal executive editor.
For more information, click here for a Q&A about the new paid content model.