The Globe and Mail has announced that it will launch a metered subscription service for its online content starting this fall. As with other metered paywalls, readers will be able to access a certain number of free online articles each month before they are asked to pay. The subscription model will also extend to the newspaper’s mobile site and apps. Details about the number of free articles available per month and pricing have not yet been released.
In an article on The Globe and Mail website, publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley said the news organization intended to implement a metered system for Report on Business content this fall, but accelerated plans to put all of the organization’s content on a meter in response to an unpredictable advertising market.