Tribune sets charge for online content
SUN-TIMES STAFF October 18, 2012 11:44AM
Updated: November 20, 2012 10:54AM
The Chicago Tribune will begin charging consumers for accessing its online content, the newspaper reported Thursday.
The paywall plan was outlined in a memo to employees Thursday and offers digital-only subscriptions at $14.99 per month, the newspaper said. Seven-day print subscribers will continue to have unlimited online access at no additional charge. Home delivery customers, who get the paper on fewer days, will have to pay about $2 per month more to get a digital subscription, the newspaper said.
The Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers, has been unfolding a variety of digital subscription plans in the past year, the newspaper noted.
The Chicago Sun-Times has a metered paywall system on its site and its suburban publications.