Baltimore Sun to Launch Paywall in October

Posted on September 24, 2011

The number of newspapers putting up paywalls continues to increase. Poynter is reporting that the Baltimore Sun will put up a paywall next month, starting October 10th. The paywall will launch with an introductory rate of 99 cents for the first four weeks. The regular rate will be $49.99 for 26 weeks for non print subscribers and $29.99 a year for print subscribers. Non subscribers will be able to access 15 pages for free each month.

In a memo to employees, publisher Tim Ryan said, "Many other media companies, including the New York Times, Dallas Morning News and Boston Globe, currently offer digital subscriptions. We believe our expertise in creating and delivering high-quality news positions baltimoresun.com to better serve our customers in the Baltimore area."

You can read the full memo here.
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