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More Norway news sites to set up paywalls. A major shake-up of so-called journalism for free is to happen this year as increasing numbers of Norway’s papers introduce online subscriptions. Printed editions of newspapers in Norway fell by almost 4 percent in 2012. Whilst the fall is cushioned by more newspaper net sites charging for their online content, fresh Norwegian Media Association (MBL) figures show that printed sales of VG and Dagbladet dropped. Local and regional newspapers followed suit.

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More Norway news sites to set up paywalls

Published on Monday, 25th February, 2013 at 09:11 under the news category, by Gerald Jones and Michael Sandelson   .

A major shake-up of so-called journalism for free is to happen this year as increasing numbers of Norway’s papers introduce online subscriptions.

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Printed editions of newspapers in Norway fell by almost 4 percent in 2012.

Whilst the fall is cushioned by more newspaper net sites charging for their online content, fresh Norwegian Media Association (MBL) figures show that printed sales of VG and Dagbladet dropped. Local and regional newspapers followed suit.

The first regional newspaper in Norway which started charging its readers to use their site was Kristiansand-based newspaper Fædrelandsvennen last year.

Aftenposten has a part-payment solution in place for readers wishing content on their iPads and tablet PCs. Other Schibsted Group publication Bergens Tidende requires payment to read certain articles, with Vårt Land and Dagsavisen also following this model to a certain degree.

Spokespersons at both Aftenposten and west Norway regional paper Stavanger Aftenblad tell The Foreigner they plan to raise their paywalls within the first half of this year.



Published on Monday, 25th February, 2013 at 09:11 under the news category, by Gerald Jones and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: onlinenews, norwaynews, paywalls.





  
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