New Yorker opens archive ahead of paywall launch

Assistant Professor of Journalism Jeff Howe weighs in on The New Yorker’s pending online shift from all-you-can-eat to paywall-restricted readership.

The New Yorker said Monday it was opening up its archives from 2007 as part of a website relaunch ahead of implementing a digital “paywall” at the prestigious magazine.

The move marks the latest effort by media outlets to bring in new revenues from digital readers amid declining print circulation.

The New Yorker, launched in 1925 as a literary and news weekly and known for its humorous cartoons, said details of the “metered paywall” would be forthcoming.

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