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Paywalls will not be the print media’s Holy Grail

You may have noticed yesterday if you visited the Toronto Star that they have implemented their new paywall system. As with the Globe and Mail and others, you’re allowed a certain amount of free specific articles to view (with the Star I believe it is 10) before you’re then required to pay a subscription.

Not noticed as much was the Star also shuttered two websites of theirs that had previously been free, but which had earlier this year had pay walls put on them (30$ a month or something to that effect). The irony of that is obvious.

It will be interesting to see how many online readers […]

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