Northern Echo Launches Metered Paywall

The Northern Echo has launched a metered paywall for its website.  

Users are able to access ten articles each month before being asked to register with the site. Once registered, each user will be able to read a further ten articles for free.

Those who want to access more content must pay  only £1 a week which gives users unlimited website access, news on iOS and android apps, daily headline alerts by email and full local history archive access.

An additional package called EchoPLUS gtives susbcribers the full digital package, plus The Northern Echo printed newspaper Monday to Saturday.

Announcing the move,  Northern Echo editor Peter Barron said: “Since1870, The Northern Echo has been at the heart of North-East life. With Darlington becoming the birthplace of the railways, the pioneers of the industrial revolution realised that the County Durham market town was the perfect place to launch a campaigning “Great Daily of the North”.

“For nearly a century and a half, the paper has championed its region, challenged governments, fought injustice, raised huge amounts of money for local causes, and generally made a difference. 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. Quality journalism costs money to produce but we have made it great value with a combination of print and online packages from just £1 per week.”