Chicago Biz Journal begins charging for content
The Chicago Business Journal, an online-only publication from American City Business Journals, is now charging for its content.
Editor Ed Stych writes, “Of course, like anything of value, this richer volume of stories does come with a price.
“In conjunction with this wider array of content, we’re ushering in today a subscription package for the Chicago Business Journal, priced at $99 per year. For a limited time, as part of our launch effort, you’re able to get access to the next 4 weeks of premium coverage for just $4. You can find more information about this special offer here.
“Rest assured, we do not take this step lightly. To the contrary, it’s a step we’re taking after having seen remarkable success from how readers in other cities across The Business Journals landscape have embraced this locked-down, premium content. While these publications do continue to offer select stories as free, open content — as we will in the Chicago Business Journal — their readers have shown that they value the stories that are available to subscribers only.”