Regional Newspapers Follow The NYTimes By Building Paywalls

The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World kicked off it’s pay wall yesterday, and according to Media Newsletter NewsInc. and the web site BayCitizen.org, the San Francisco Chronicle may not be far behind. The Tulsa paper has installed a similar wall to the NY Times, with the public getting 10 stories a month for free before staring at the wall.

Reports say that the Chronicle will try a different method, putting half its SFGate.com content behind a pay wall, or in an IPad App. That would appear to be a riskier strategy, but hopefully it will mean the end of print stories that are not available on the web at all, and labelled as such.

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