The Boston Globe Launches Subscription-Only Website at BostonGlobe.com
Posted on September 12, 2011
The Boston Globe announced that launch of a subscription-only website at BostonGlobe.com today. The new site combines the newspaper's print stories with breaking news. It will cost $3.99 a week for a digital-only subscription. Existing print subscribers will not have to pay extra, but they will need to register.
The Boston Globe will continue Boston.com as a free website. The Globe says Boston.com will offer "breaking news, blogs, photo galleries, sports coverage, and a limited selection of stories from the paper."
Globe publisher Christopher M. Mayer says, "We've never had The Boston Globe have its own front door in the digital space, It's always been integrated with Boston.com. This was an opportunity to build something brand-new and to have it front and center and really do justice to the brand promise The Boston Globe offers to its readers."
The Boston Globe has been owned by The New York Times Company since 1993. The New York Times implemented a paywall in April, 2011 that lets readers read a maximum of 20 articles per month for free, while charging a subscription to users who want access to more content and become digital subscribers.