Fortune magazine editor in chief Clifton Leaf writes about its decision to put its content behind a paywall.
Leaf writes, “Our journalists are working hard to help you better understand business and the world at large. To accomplish that mission, we’ve been investing ambitiously—to expand our reporting staff, to build a much faster and smarter website, and to extend our reach across more than a dozen in-depth newsletters, as well as a new video portal, mobile app, investment guides, proprietary data analysis, webinars, and more. Indeed, we think our investment is worth your investment—and so we’re inviting you to become a Fortune subscriber.
“We’re offering three subscription tiers, including one that starts at less than $1/ week. Most of our popular newsletters will remain free to receive in your inbox, though reading them on the website will be a subscriber benefit.
“Fortune has been honored with 74 prestigious journalism awards over the past five years, and subscribers will get to see all of that reporting, sharp corporate analysis, and deep storytelling whenever and wherever they choose.”
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