TMG weighs up paid-for website

Telegraph Media Group is “set to announce details of a metered website in the spring, with the launch pencilled in for September,” according to Brand Republic.

TMG says no final decisions have been made, but BR believes will introduce a “hyrbrid strategy” similar to the Financial Times website, where users are permitted to see limited free content and then asked to subscribe.

Users would be given a “very generous allowance” before being asked to subscribe to gain further access, according the MediaGuardian.

It is hoped that the move would add more value to the print edition of TMG’s printed products, which, like all papers, have suffered circulation declines because of the inclusiveness of free internet access.

(Source: Brand Republic)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


Subscribe to Media Digest via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Media Digest and receive notifications of new stories by email.

Latest Media Industry News, Independent News and Media, UK