Newsday Jumps Behind a Paywall

Opts for 'hyper-local' approach
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 12:21 PM CDT
A Monday edition of Newsday is shown May 12, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – If you’ve been reading a ton of Newsday stories online, we’ve got some bad news: the Long Island daily plans to erect a paywall next week. The paper’s online content will now be closed to everyone except print subscribers, Optimum Online customers, and anyone willing to pay $5 a week for it, notes Editor & Publisher. The paper called it a “pioneering web model” and said it would be taking a “hyper-local approach” focusing on Long Island.