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Free news gets scarcer as paywalls tighten


The New York Times reported the number of paid subscribers grew to 2.6 million and that subscriptions accounted for 60% of 2017 revenues. — AFP

The New York Times reported the number of paid subscribers grew to 2.6 million and that subscriptions accounted for 60% of 2017 revenues. — AFP

WASHINGTON: For those looking for free news online, the search is becoming harder. 

Tougher restrictions on online content have boosted digital paid subscriptions at many news organisations, amid a growing trend keeping content behind a “paywall.” 

   

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