Quartz has rolled out a metered paywall
Global business news site Quartz announced that for the first time it would be putting all its articles behind a metered paywall.
Christine Schmidt of the Nieman Lab reports, “Read more than 10 or so and you’ll get a pitch for the Quartz Membership, which runs $100 a year or $15 a month. (The membership program launched six months ago, but was originally framed as giving paying users access to more content; Quartz’s traditional articles had remained free to all.)
“”I think we’re opening the entry point to [membership] through the metered wall,’ Lauf told me. ‘It will help us strategically introduce membership to even more of the Quartz fanbase organically through this metered wall. It dovetails nicely with what membership is.’
In a world often filled with noise over news, we believe our mission is more important than ever. Today we are asking those of you who value this mission help us continue to invest in what you’ve come to love about Quartz. And so today we are making unlimited access to all original reporting by Quartz’s journalists around the world exclusive to members. We’re adding a limit to the number of free articles that non-members can access each month. Quartz email newsletters and apps remain free.”
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