Maryland Newspapers Trying to Make Paywalls Pay

By: Kevin James Shay |

As Maryland’s newspapers continue to struggle against the forces of the Internet for revenue, more are turning to charging readers to view their stories and other content on their websites.

The Baltimore Sun and Carroll County Times recently joined a handful of other papers in the state by implementing a paywall that charges readers after a certain number of free story views each month.

“It’s a trend that has no alternative but to continue…” And losing customers by the droves as a result has no alternative but to continue as well. This signals the end of my reading my own home-town newspaper’s news. I’ll need to rely on bloggers and TV websites coverage to get my local news from here on out.
The real beginning of the end…

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