Tribune's Los Angeles Times considering charging for access to online content following sister paper Chicago's Tribune recent paywall setup
December 15, 2011
– The Los Angeles Times could begin charging for access to its content, as its sister publication the Chicago Tribune has recently established a paywall, Bloomberg reported Dec. 14.
Tribune Co., which is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, owns both newspapers. On Nov. 18, the company filed its third amended reorganization plan, after it first declared bankruptcy in December 2008.
According to a newspaper spokeswoman, the Los Angeles Times is “experimenting with digital pay plans” to grow revenue and connect with mobile device users.
The newspaper recently announced the departure of its editor, Russ Stanton, who grew the publication’s Web audience to over 17 million unique readers per month. He is being succeeded by news managing editor Davan Maharaj.
The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on Dec. 14, 2011.