Media Monday Edmonton: Update #77

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

  • The long-rumored paywall is finally coming to the Edmonton Journal. According to a Postmedia memo posted today, paywalls will launch across all of Postmedia’s websites and apps starting tomorrow. Subscriptions will be $9.95 per month or $99.50 per year, but there’s an introductory price of $0.99 for the first 30 days. Print subscribers won’t pay anything extra. As for the actual paywall: “Across all of our markets, Canadian users will be able to enjoy 10 free articles and International users will be able to enjoy five, every 30 days. Visits to the home page and important breaking news will continue to be available free of charge.”
  • I noticed the Edmonton Journal website has been featuring a rotating banner this evening promoting the new subscription options, but the landing page is still giving a “Page Not Found” error. Check tomorrow I guess. Here’s what the banners look like:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

UPDATE: Here’s the article describing the new paywall.

2 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #77

  1. “Want to see less stories about crime? Get Target to open more stores.”

    Bravo, sir. *slow clap*

    Are you a subscriber to the Journal now, are you going to get a digital subscription?

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