The Web site of the Wall Street Journal has signed up more than 30,000 paying subscribers since it began charging for access less than a month ago, according to a story in Wednesday’s print edition of the Wall Street Journal.
When it was originally launched in April, the World Wide Web version of the Journal offered free access. On Sept. 21, it ended free access and began a two-tier, for-pay policy: $29 annually for users who also subscribed to the print edition and $49 annually for users who did not. Less than 40% of the Web site’s paid subscribers also subscribe to the print edition, according to the story written by Thomas E. Weber. It also reports that between 32,000 and 35,000 people visit the Web site each day, down from more than 40,000 a day who visited during the free trial period.
The complete story can be found in the Marketing & Media section of Wednesday’s Journal.