Gannet Blog reports that Gannett is planning to extend pay walls to more of its newspaper websites early next year. The company has been experimenting w pay walls at three locations, including Tallahassee, were former Asheville Citizen-Times editor Bob Gabordi now works as editor.
From Gannett Blog:
In a major shift in digital strategy, CEO Gracia Martore told Wall Street stock analysts today that Gannett plans to extend a paywall across more newspapers early next year, giving readers only limited free access to content.
She didn’t provide key details, such as pricing or revenue projections, and didn’t directly say whether the plan would be companywide. … GCI’s paywall model will be closely watched across the industry because it’s the nation’s No. 1 newspaper publisher. It proceeds cautiously in new initiatives, so a move toward companywide paywalls would be a strong signal that such a strategy is worth pursuing.