Health and Life Sciences Site Stat Plans a Paywall as It Aims For More National Coverage

Stat, the health and life sciences news site launched last year by Boston Globe owner John Henry, plans to introduce a paywall by the end of 2016, as part of a goal of emphasizing the national scope of its coverage.

Stat launched last November with more than 50 staffers, and chief revenue officer Angus Macaulay said some sort of paid offering was always part of the plan. “Even before we started hiring people and were doing the original market assessment, having some sort of paywall was always part of it,” Macaulay said. “It’s getting harder and harder for advertising to support media brands.”

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