Monday, January 28, 2008

The Atlantic Monthly drops its paywall

Last week, The Atlantic Monthly dropped its paywall that only allowed subscribers online access to back issues (1995 to the present). Now, everyone can browse these old issues freely.

FYI, we have long had online access via several databases to issues from 1993 on.

A few weeks ago, I heard rumors about the possibility of opening itself up to, much as the New York Times did last fall. It seems like the business model of relying on advertising revenue instead of online subscriber fees is winning out.

1 comment:

Rita said...

To update Stephen's comment about the WSJ, owner Rupert Murdoch announced last week at the Davos Economic Forum that the paid subscription to the WSJ online will continue. Among the possible sources, please see the NYT article at

or Factiva today has stories from Business Week about the decision.