News Shopper’s owners seek to install paywall

A story on Press Gazette reveals that News Shopper’s owner Newsquest is seeking to install a paywall and charge people to read stories once they reach a set level per month.

The article states Newsquest will look to charge £4.99 per month with readers asked to register after reading 20 articles per month and subscribe after 40.

In previous years the company has came in for criticism for reducing front line staffing numbers. Their former editor was removed in 2019 and described it as “undignified and unpleasant”.

Newsquest’s CEO received a pay package of £1.5 million in 2017 and £526,204 in 2018 when it made a profit of £108 million.

Despite this it benefits from licence fee funded journalists and has asked for more money to be spent assisting the company.



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3 thoughts on “News Shopper’s owners seek to install paywall

  • April 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    To be honest the news shopper is mainly full of adverts these days with very few news related stories.

    I think sites like this one of yours Muirky and fellow journalist Daryl Chamberlain site 853 are far more popular, now days and full of local news we just do nor get to hear about anywhere else,


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