The New Local News Model
On July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there’s a paywall.
So if you don’t want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper. We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And since you will get $3 in credit for signing up (just an email address, no credit card required), you will get at least 20 articles for free.
This is new for everyone, so we’re going to ease you into this. Initially, there won’t be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We’d love to hear what you think, so send us a note at email@example.com.
We Need Reporters to Cover More News
The Chronicle is looking for experienced freelance reporters to help expand our coverage on the Peninsula. We also need an intern to help with writing content, researching and generating story ideas, writing small briefs and articles, and taking photos to accompany articles when necessary. If you’re interested, send a resume with links to examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org