USA Today To Start Charging For E-Mail Edition Starting In August

Posted Jun 10, 2009

Gannett Company’s USA Today is planning to start an electronic edition of their newspaper.  USA Today has the widest circulation of any other newspaper around the nation with 2.11 million copies delivered every weekday.  The newspaper started in 1982.

The electronic version of the newspaper will be available for a monthly fee and will be delivered through e-mail starting August 3.  USA Today publisher David Hunke said that the company is currently seeking alternative ways to make money as the media is dealing with declines in advertising.

Access to the main website will most likely not have a charge anytime in the near future.  The company may even charge for a USA Today iPhone application.

[via Associated Press]