The Northern Echo website has gone behind a paywall in what is described as “a new era in a proud history”.
Posting on the website, the newspaper’s editor Peter Barron wrote: “Today, the media industry is embroiled in another technological revolution, with people consuming information in a variety of ways, thanks to the internet.
“The modern Northern Echo is much more than just a newspaper and now it is easier to access our information and unrivalled local journalism wherever and whenever you want it.”
Starting from today (Wednesday, May 27th, 2015), The Northern Echo is introducing a number of print and online packages starting from £1 per week.
As part of the packages, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, news on the move with their mobile phone apps, daily headline alerts by email and access to the local history archive.
Visitors to the website will be able to access ten articles each month, before being asked to register with the site. Once registered, users will be able to read a further ten articles for free.
Source: The Northern Echo