But will they pay in Peoria?: Journal Star website launching metered format.
That’s one of GateHouse Media’s largest papers/sites in terms of readership, launching a metered access plan (15 free stories a month, unlimited views of “public service news”) with pricing tiers for print subscribers and non-subscribers.
The paywall is being handled by Press+ (neé Journalism Online), and if you were paying attention way back in the day when they announced the incredibly large number of papers signed up to do business with them, you’ll note with a sense of smug confirmation that GateHouse owns around 350 papers.
(Disclosure: I used to work at GateHouse, but I wasn’t involved in any sort of paid content investigation at the time whatsoever.)
The cool kids launched like a bazillion sites last night. Impressive stuff.
New Wicked Local – Howard Owens
The Boonville Daily News gets a shout-out in this E&P story on just how fine small town papers are doing.
Small Towns, Big Profits: How Many Papers Survive Slump – E & P
It looks like I’ll have a good excuse to visit my friends in Dela-Where? sometime soon…
GateHouse Media Buys ‘Dover (Del.) Post’ and Group – E & P
A nice write-up that does a good job of explaining the advantages of the Wicked Local platform for suburban Boston news sites run by GateHouse. via Howard.
Wicked Local Is Wicked Interesting – State of Local
A former Morris paper now in the Gatehouse fold with using Twitter to get one-liner breaking news stories to their site.
Twitter / theindependent
Promotional video for GateHouse, my current employer. Hyperlocal-by-default is the way I explain us to bloggers and tech industry folks.
GateHouse Media – Hyper-Local Community Information – YouTube