Boston.com Launching A Paid Version Next Year

Posted Oct 2, 2010

The Boston Globe announced this past week that the online version of their newspaper will be now on BostonGlobe.com and no longer on Boston.com. They will start charging for full access to the BostonGlobe.com during the second half of next year.

Those who subscribe The Boston Globe’s daily printed newspaper will automatically have full access to BostonGlobe.com. The price is not yet known to get access to BostonGlobe.com. Boston.com will become a free local news website that will work on breaking news, sports, and weather.

?Our research shows that Boston.com currently attracts several different types of user,? stated Boston.com Publisher Christopher Mayer. ?Some are readers whose main interest is breaking news and things to do, while others want access to the entirety of The Boston Globe. These two distinct sites will allow us to serve both types of readers with maximum effectiveness, while continuing to provide advertisers the large engaged audience they have come to expect from Boston.com.? The Boston Globe receives 5 million unique visitors per month.

[Mashable]