Newspaper paywalls in Greenville, S.C., and Tallahassee, Fla.: ‘What it was, was football’

TigersNow.com paywall page

TigersNow.com paywall page

Make no mistake: Gannett’s experiments with paywalls at newspapers in Greenville, S.C., and Tallahassee, Fla., have everything to do with college football.

Greenville’s site has an enhanced page for Clemson University football, TigersNow.com.

Tallahassee has NolesSports.com.

Access to TigersNow.com costs $7.95 a year, on top of the new $9.95 a month charge for online website content.

Access to NolesSports.com seems to be included at the moment in the $9.95 a month charge for online website content.

I wonder whether that pricing in Tallahassee will change, depending on the moves of other media who have covered Florida State football.

What it was, was football.

Background, from Poynter.

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One response to “Newspaper paywalls in Greenville, S.C., and Tallahassee, Fla.: ‘What it was, was football’

  1. I think there are far too many free sources on the internet to find info about college teams and this will end up hurting the papers. Both teams have athletic websites that publish a load of information, not to mention blogs like TigerNet.com and TomahawkNation.com.

    I know that if the N&O and Observer put up a paywall for UNC content, I wouldn’t pay. I’d use TarHeelBlue.com and the several fan blogs that I’ve found.

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