Two Vermont newspapers initiate online payment system

first_imgMassachusetts  Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise is external) North Adams Transcript is external) MediaNews Group, Inc, based in Denver, has launched a digital subscription model for 23 of its affiliate newspapers in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The Vermont papers are the Brattleboro Reformer and the Bennington Banner. This digital paywall allows free access to a limited amount of content on a monthly basis and then readers will be asked to subscribe to have full access to their local news site. This digital subscription began August 15. ‘MediaNews Group’s print and digital properties are the trusted and definitive source of local, up-to-date news and information in their communities’, said Dean Singleton, CEO and Chairman.  ‘The decision to begin charging for our online content introduces a new era for our organization that is reflective of the high value we place on journalistic excellence and serving the community.  Implementation of online subscriptions will allow us to continue to support the quality writing and reporting that our readers expect from us.’ Digital Subscription Details: All readers of the subscription sites listed below will have free access to the home page, classifieds, obituaries and announcements section at all times. In addition, readers will have five free pages of editorial content per month available before being asked to subscribe. Current print subscribers may extend their subscription to include full digital access for an additional $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Digital-only subscriptions will be available to those who are not currently print subscribers for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.The following newspapers are launching subscription models for their Web sites are on August 15, 2011: California          The Ukiah Daily Journal is external) Woodland Daily Democrat is external) Red Bluff Daily News is external) Lake County Record-Bee is external) Chico Enterprise-Record is external)Eureka Times-Standard is external) Vallejo Times-Herald is external) The Reporter, Vacaville is external)Whittier Daily News is external) Redlands Daily Facts is external) New Mexico       Las Cruces Sun-News is external)Deming Headlight is external)Silver City Sun News is external)Farmington Daily Times is external)Carlsbad Current-Argus is external)Alamogordo Daily News is external) Pennsylvania    Lebanon Daily News is external) is external) is external)In York is external)Chambersburg Public Opinion is external) Hanover Evening Sun is external) York Daily Record is external)York Dispatch is external) Vermont            Bennington Banner is external)Brattleboro Reformer is external) MediaNews Group, Inc. ( is external)) is the nation’s second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and approximately 100 non-daily publications in 11 states. In addition, MediaNews Group provides programming and operational services for a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska and four radio stations in Texas licensed to Affiliated Media, Inc. FCC Trust. MediaNews Group Interactive, MediaNews Group’s new media division maintains more than 75 Web sites for its daily newspapers.last_img read more

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