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Courier installs paywall on website

CourierDundee daily newspaper The Courier is introducing a metered paywall on its online service.

Readers will only have access to three articles per month before they are asked to register for a further seven stories, after which the paywall is activated. 

A similar paywall is used by the Press & Journal in Aberdeen.

Courier editor Richard Neville said: “The subscription paywall helps us, like many publishers, to diversify our revenue streams. We are placing value on our editorial content and we believe users will be prepared to pay for this.”

Kirsten Morrison, DC Thomson’s head of digital, said: “The Courier’s decision to implement a paywall is multi-faceted but is primarily focused on delivering a better user experience.

“Capturing what our users are consuming on site, and appending that to an email address, means we can deliver web and email personalisation to give our readers a better digital experience across our publishing network.”

The Daily Telegraph and The Sun have abandoned its metered paywalls.

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