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The Times and Transcript
« on: January 06, 2012, 09:33:09 AM »
So much for the online free version. But there's always the conservative Metro Moncton News at http://www.metromonctonnews.com
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 02:43:44 PM »
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Isn't that a bit contradictory?  ;)
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 06:16:08 PM »
Was this thread something to do with the T&T website diverting you to the TJ site instead?

What's that about?
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
The Times & Transcript - and all of Irving's online news properties - have gone behind a paywall hosted at the Telegraph Journal.

Readers are welcome to join us at the Moncton Free Press - http://monctonfreepress.ca - which will be formally launching in a few days. The Moncton Free Press is a media coop which is owned and managed by the community as a whole. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute articles.

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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 07:09:49 PM »
Paywall? Does this mean the T&T is going to start paying us to read it?  :D Hee hee. Sorry Bristol, I couldn't resist it.  ;)
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 07:32:02 PM »
The Times & Transcript - and all of Irving's online news properties - have gone behind a paywall hosted at the Telegraph Journal.

Hmmm. Sounds like they might be making a mistake. Did they do any research?

In Montreal I was a subscriber to the Gazette. That subscription gave me full access to their website.

Until now, the T&T site was free. To all. As  subscriber to the paper any comments I posted were not subject to pre-moderation.

In my experience (which may not be great) a subscription to a newspaper has included access to that paper's website; or at least a reduced rate.

Stand alone charges are not high. The UK Times, for example, charges less than $13. A National newspaper. 7 days a week. And they expect to charge $20 in addition to what people are paying for the paper?

Fat chance of that. The local paper provides vital information. Being able to make the odd comment on the T&T site was fun. But not worth $20.

Are they, perhaps, winding down the newspaper and hoping people will sign up for the web version?
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 08:29:41 PM »
for a local paper to think it can charge that kind of money makes you think it is government run ;D...

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 11:50:43 AM »
Finally they have actually made an announcement.

The monthly subscription to the paper itself is $16.06.

Apparently the paper and the website will be $16.95. That's actually a very good deal given the improvements to the website. The news is to be updated during the day whereas before it was not updated...even over a weekend.

So less than 90c for the improvement.

Who would pay nearly $20 for just the site when they can get newspaper delivery and the site for less? ???
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 02:59:58 PM »
for a local paper to think it can charge that kind of money makes you think it is government run ;D...

Nope, Irving run....worse!

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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 09:11:32 PM »
This paywall is a terrible idea even the New York Times (which was one the first to implement it) gives ways to get around it.
Adds should be enough to support an online newspaper ,anyways it won`t get one black penny from me
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