As the Local News Industry Struggles, Publishers Ask Readers to Pay

by Tom Grubisich
The local news industry, fighting for survival, is turning its readers into customers. Sites are either charging readers for premium content — after up to 10 free visits a month — or setting up “membership” programs where readers make voluntary monthly or yearly payments. Bklyner, which is fighting for financial survival of its 11-neighborhood site in New York City’s most p ...Read the full article