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More on newspapers charging for web access

No, no word yet on when and how much the Charlotte Observer will charge non-print subscribers to view their content online, but the other big McClatchy paper in the state, the Raleigh News & Observer, has announced its plans:

The News & Observer announced this week that it will begin charging for digital content starting Dec. 19.

The newspaper’s e-edition, which looks the same as the print paper; all content on the N&O’s website, newsobserver.com; and content on its mobile site and iPhone and Android smartphone apps will move behind a pay wall.

The e-edition and the N&O Zone Subscriber Rewards will be completely behind the pay wall. Users accessing content on other platforms will get a limited number of page views over a 30-day period before they will be asked to subscribe.

Visitors will receive 15 page views on the website, 20 page views on the mobile site and 60 page views on smartphone apps.

Would expect to hear the UPoR’s plans soon.

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