Crain’s New York moving to metered subscription plan

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Crain’s New York Business will introduce a new metered subscription plan for its website, CrainsNewYork.com, beginning Dec. 10.

Under this new plan, CrainsNewYork.com will provide readers with access to all of its content, including original articles, blog posts, the complete weekly issue, our comprehensive lists of top New York businesses, original videos and a library of 10 years of Crain’s archives.

Crain’s has been charging for the weekly print issue online since 1991, but under this new metered plan, all site visitors will be able to read up to 10 Crain’s articles per month at no charge.

After site visitors read 10 articles, they will be asked to pay $57 for an annual digital subscription or $67 for a print/digital combo subscription. Current subscribers will see no change in their subscription plan.

The majority of users will see no change.

“We have enhanced the user experience of our website and instituted a current and fair subscription model that allows our editorial team to continue to provide high-quality journalism. It satisfies the heavy website user’s need for deeper Crain’s content while leaving lighter users’ access to the site unaffected,” said Jill Kaplan, vice president and publisher of Crain’s New York Business.

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