USA Today Launches a Digital Paywall and a Premium Subscription Plan

Iris | 04 - 30 - 2021
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Frustrated with online advertising? One of the famous publishers now offers a great opportunity to remove those annoying ads for a few dollars a month. Discover which famous flagship launched the paywall and digital-only subscription in the United States. 

The USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily newspaper which is a flagship publication owned by Gannett and founded by AI Neuharth on September 15, 1982. The USA Today is printed at 37 sites across the United States and they have 5 additional sites internationally.  

With the weekly print circulation of 726,906, a digital-only subscription of about 504,000 the USA Today ranks first by circulation on the United states newspaper list. The USA Today has been distributed in nearly 50 states and also the international edition is distributed in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.  

How Much Is the Digital Subscription to USA Today?
  • A. $3.99
  • B. $4.99
  • C. $5.99
  • D. $6.99

The content on USA Today has always been free. But no longer, earlier this month the USA Today owner Gannett has quietly begun to put some of their premium stories behind their paywall. If you are interested in reading those premium stories then you have to proceed further by signing up for a digital-only subscription at $4.99 per month. 

Gannett also has also given several hints this year that USA Today has a different goal of moving away from being completely free. They also added that he has a defined goal of reaching 10 million paid subscribers digitally and a tenfold increase in five years which will almost turn USA Today’s 117 million a month customers into digital customers. 

They also told once during his meeting that the top priority of the company is “to continue its evolution from a more traditional print media business to a digitally focused content platform.” On the other hand, USA Today has made national digital sales, an important business for Gannett. 

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