The Wall Street Journal
that The Washington Post
is planning on implementing a metered paywall next year. Like the paywall at the New York Times
, the site would allow people to read a few articles per month before being blocked by the paywall. The Wall Street Journal
story also says the Post
plans to hike newsstand prices.
The Washington Post
has a story
that quotes Post chief executive Donald E. Graham as saying that they are studying a paywall, but remain concerned about losing their national audience if they implement one. There is a strong possibility that the weak economy and weak advertising climate is in a way forcing newspapers to implement paywalls and the newspapers that implement paywalls are losing traffic to rival newspapers.