Why a Denver Post Paywall is Coming …

Print circulation at The Denver Post continues to fall, and web traffic continues to increase, according to the Denver Business Journal. The specifics:

  • Average weekday print circulation at the Post is down nearly 7 percent from the same period the prior year
  • Saturday print circulation is down more than 10 percent from the prior year
  • Sunday print circulation is down more than 5 percent from the prior year
  • Web traffic is up 9 percent from the prior year

3 thoughts on “Why a Denver Post Paywall is Coming …

  1. This would be interesting. I don’t see users paying. Maybe a small percentage but not the majority. I know I wouldn’t pay for it unless I absolutely had to get the article.

    1. I’m skeptical as well, which is why I am an advocate (http://bit.ly/wtSGAV) for a micropayment solution that will let people pay a small fee per article rather than have to subscribe to each site they want to read. But Denver Post publisher MediaNews has been a leader in the paywall movement (http://bit.ly/qxZhbe), and it is heading toward Denver.

  2. There is no “micropayment solution”.
    I get the paper version of the Post.
    I visit the website all time.
    BUT, I will not pay to access the DP website.
    1. International stories are avaible from many sources and the Post does not cover any such stories anyway.
    2. National stories are avaible from many sources and the Post does not cover any such stories anyway.
    3. I don’t a crap about sports.
    4. GoComics has you know what covered.
    5. What does that leave?
    Local stories. The #1 reason I read the Post.
    But, I will find other sources.
    It will require effort, but I will do it.

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