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Commercial Revenue: Subscription/Paywalls – Case Studies

Why The Information’s paywall strategy is so successful

How many paying subscribers do you need to keep a money-losing magazine afloat? Arkansas Life finds out  Nieman Lab

What Product-Market Fit in Subscription Journalism Looks Like The Ken

2018 has been a record-breaking year for journalism Kickstarters (though only about 1 in 5 actually get funded) Nieman

Data insights from one of Denmark’s leading tabloids WAN

Laying out the news: How the Atlantic and Zeit ONLINE do it GENinnovate

People thought we were crazy’ to introduce paywall says Times head of digital as he points to ‘smart’ subscriptions for future of paid content

The Winnipeg Free Press has achieved success with a model that includes trial periods, subscriptions, and micropayments

The Guardian: Can journalism be sold like a pair of trainers?

How The Economist uses its 12-person data journalism team to drive subscriptions

Google rolls out new subscription tool with McClatchy newspaper sites

Half of Politico Europe’s revenues come from paid subscriptions

Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza smashed through its digital subscriptions target

How much U.S. newspapers charge for digital subscriptions

Not all news site visitors are created equal. Schibsted is trying to predict the ones who will pay up

How leading American newspapers got people to pay for news

How French publisher Mediapart has used political tumult to drive subscriptions

These Slovak journalists quit their paper and built an independent rival with 23,000 digital subscribers

Here’s how this Norwegian publisher built a successful digital subscription model for local news

One-story-a-day subscription site The Ken raises $1.5m

India’s The Ken publishes one longform story each weekday. So far, subscribers are willing to pay

India’s ‘The Ken’ Goes Against the Grain with One Long-Form Story Per Day – And a Paywall

How The Times of London grew its registered users to 1.2 million

How Four of the Priciest Content Subscriptions Stack Up

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