Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The New Republic drops its paywall in first major change instituted by new majority owner

The New Republican this afternoon announced that it would be tear down the paywall on its website. The move is the first major change in direction for the magazine since Chris Hughes became the majority owner of the 98 year old title.

"We are pleased to announce that, as of today, all articles on the TNR website are now accessible free of charge to subscribers and non-subscribers alike," the magazine said in a post signed simply "The New Republic Staff".

"This decision is in line with our desire to enable new readers to discover and share the best of what TNR’s writers produce each day. While readers will continue to need to subscribe in order to read our content in print or on tablet devices, access to recent TNR content on the web will be free."