Paid Access 

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Newsday is a major paper in Long Island. In 2009, it’s weekday circulation rate was 11th in the country, at nearly 400,000. Back in October, Newsday.com got put behind a paywall, forcing readers to pay for access.

So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260 a year, to get unfettered access to newsday.com?

The answer: 35 people. As in fewer than three dozen. As in a decent-sized elementary-school class.

Ouch.

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