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Chattanooga Times-Free Press Going to ‘Metered Paywall’

The Chattanooga Times Free Press will start charging to read the newspaper online next week for those who don’t subscribe to the print edition.
From the newspaper:
The system will be a metered paywall, where readers will be allowed a number of free articles per month before having to pay. Breaking news stories, under the website’s “latest news” section, will remain free. Video and Associated Press stories also will be available on the Times Free Press website free of charge.
Jason Taylor, president of the Times Free Press, said metered access will help the newspaper cover the costs of maintaining the region’s biggest newsgathering team. The other major daily newspapers in Tennessee either already have moved or are moving this year to charge for their online content.
“We’re the market leader for information, but the content we produce is very expensive and we want to price that in a way that makes sense and reflects the value of what we offer,” Taylor said. “As much as we’ve been able to grow our print and online circulation, we also need to show solidarity with the industry as it moves toward charging for online content.”