Even College Newspapers Are Turning to Paywalls

Speaking of paywalls, another newspaper announced that it will charge for its content, albeit one with readership that pales compared with that of The Dallas Morning News.

The Daily O’Collegian, the student newspaper of Oklahoma State University, will begin charging non-local readers who are not affiliated with the university and who visit the site more than three times per month, The Cleveland Leader reported, quoting the school paper’s general manager, Ray Catalino:

We’ve always known that the content our students produce has value well beyond the free drop distribution of our newspaper. Charging a modest fee to access our online content for non-students who live outside Stillwater helps us foster that belief.

The Daily O’Collegian will use an electronic-commerce platform from Press Plus to implement its paywall.