Crain’s Chicago Business to add paywall
by Chris Roush
Crain’s Chicago Business will introduce a metered subscription plan for its website starting June 14,
A story on its website states, “With the new plan, for the first time ChicagoBusiness.com will offer readers full access to all Crain’s content. Every story, video and blog post, the complete weekly issue, plus 15 years of Crain’s archives will be available.
“Crain’s has been charging for the weekly print issue online since 2001, but with this introduction, all users will be able to view up to 12 Crain’s articles per month at no charge and after that will be asked to pay $59 for an annual digital subscription. Current digital subscribers will see no change in their subscription rate.
“New combined print and digital subscriptions will now be available for $99 annually. For a limited time, current Crain’s print subscribers will be able to upgrade their subscriptions to include digital access free of charge.
“The majority of users will see no change.”