McClatchy finishing meters; Philly next

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:38 am | Updated: 10:16 am, Mon Dec 17, 2012.

McClatchy Co., which earlier this year said it would add meters across its  daily papers, will finish the rollout by year-end.

A company spokesman told News & Tech that the Press+-anchored deployment will be fully operational by Jan. 1. McClatchy has 28 daily papers, including metros Miami Herald, Kansas City (Mo.) Star and Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.

Additionally, Landmark Media Enterprises, which now has paywalls across two of its dailies, said it will extend the program to the rest of its properties — including The Roanoke (Va.) Times and (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot, in 2013.

LME will be joined by The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, which will kick off pay sites early next year.

Interstate General Media, which owns the papers, will continue to make a free site; it’s the same strategy The Boston Globe and, most recently, The Houston Chronicle, have taken with their dual website approach.

Finally, paywall holdout The Washington Post may be changing its mind as well as the paper reported it will “probably start charging online readers for access” to stories in the middle of next year.

Approximately 400 North American papers now have some type of metered paywall in place, according to News & Tech.

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