'Star Tribune' Planning Paid Vikings Site

By: Joe Strupp The Star Tribune in Minneapolis appears ready to launch a paid Web site for Minnesota Vikings coverage, according to MinnPost.com. As the team starts the season with veteran quarterback Brett Favre, perhaps editors believe their coverage is worth a charge.

MinnPost reports today that "the paid content era has arrived at the Star Tribune. Or rather, the paid content era is back. For the first time in seven years, Startribune.com will wall off some content and charge for it. While the Strib hopes to someday erect a broader paywall, for now, this one will be smaller and purple."

Star Tribune Editor Nancy Barnes could not be reached for comment Friday morning. The Star Tribune had a paid site in 2002, but it was eventually taken down.

MinnPost quotes Star Tribune Assistant Managing Editor/Digital Terry Sauer as saying the pay site will begin "in a few weeks."


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