Press- Democrat Goes Pay Site
Damn. Knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. Earlier this month the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat started charging to view stories and commentary on their web site. You get something like 15 free views a month(?) before the paywall kicks in.
So what did I do? I was going to see if I could handle the P-D the same way I ration my reading of the Los Angeles Times. I only read stories in the Times that really pique my interest and often pass on stories that I'd like to read just to keep under the free limit.
Read one story in the P-D this morning, then saw another one I wanted to read. I guess I went over the limit for this month and the paywall kicked in. I went ahead and paid for an online subscription. I'm already almost regretting it, but I do read their stories nearly every day.
That's gonna be it, though. With the Sacramento Bee and Press- Democrat, that's around $20.00 I'm paying each month for just two newspapers, never mind the Times- Standard. I'll be paying real money if I sign up for any more. The whole situation sucks.