How The Irish Times Developed its New (Very Relaxed) Metered Paywall

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by: Joseph Lichterman | CJR

On February 23, The Irish Times erected a metered paywall on its website, making it the first major daily Irish newspaper to do so. In the United States, newspaper paywalls are familiar [pick one: annoyances, understandable business choices] by now. But they’re new to Ireland, which has led the Times to ease readers in with what by American standards is a very loose paywall: 10 articles allowed per week online, and 20 per week in its app.

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