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Washington Post drops paywall in wake of DC shooting

The Washington Post is suspending its pay gate in an effort to get information out to all readers.

By September 16, 2013


Wikileaks and Anonymous go head-to-head in 'paywall' battle

After the hacking group lashed out at Wikileaks for using a donation overlay page on its Global Intelligence Files, the organization acquiesces and takes down the page.

By October 10, 2012


SF Chronicle said to demolish paywall after four months

The newspaper introduced a new subscription-only Web site in March that charged for access to "premium" stories and columns. But its content is reportedly free now.

By August 13, 2013


SF Chronicle erects paywall for 'premium' content

The move to offer readers "unrivaled content" separate from the free SFGate.com appears to be an attempt to woo readers back to good old-fashioned print.

By March 24, 2013


Washington Post said to add paywall for online news

Following suit with other national newspapers, the struggling D.C. paper is said to be looking for additional revenue streams.

By December 6, 2012


Hurricane Sandy blows down paywalls at NY Times, WSJ

As people go online to keep tabs on Hurricane Sandy, news outlets including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are responding by making their content free, for a while.

By October 29, 2012


Anonymous turns its back on Wikileaks after paywall dispute

What started as a donation paywall dispute has led to what looks like a break in ties between the two groups.

By October 11, 2012


Chrome extension allows users to hop WSJ's paywall

DowJones: "We're working with Google to take it down."

By June 12, 2011


Google First Click Free gets you under paywalls -- but only five times

Google has added an option to its First Click Free feature that will allow publishers to place a limit on how many free stories you can read before you're asked to cough up

By December 2, 2009


Please answer a personal question before reading this post

Instead of a having a paywall, some online publications are asking readers to answer a marketing question. Can this possibly be annoying? Can this possibly be Google behind it all?

By April 19, 2012