Jerusalem Post Erects Pay Wall
The Jerusalem Post is pleased to introduce its Premium Content, featuring online editions of the daily "Jerusalem Post" electronic paper, "The Jerusalem Report," our youth magazine "Dash", The Jerusalem Post's "Christian Edition" and our easy-Hebrew magazine "Ivrit" and more (click for more details). This service is available exclusively by subscription, for US$8 per month.
As an introductory offer, if you register now you will get free access to these products for the first week of use.
Though the pay model was widely considered a failure in online journalism some years ago, a few news organizations are trying to revive it. I doubt that many will consider the paid content in the Jerusalem Post worth $8 per month, especially as most would be interested in only one of the “editions.” Perhaps the content will improve and more will be attracted to it. Another approach that I believe would work better is the use of “micropayments” to view individual articles. Fortunately, it appears that previous articles can still be accessed from links in this blog.