Slovakia Erects Country-Wide Paywall
Major news organizations band together to charge subscription fees
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Americans might be griping about the New York Times’ newly erected paywall, but we could have it a lot worse: Consider Slovakia, which, on Monday, put up a paywall around the entire country.
Nine major media organizations have joined in charging a single subscription fee—$4.14 per month or $1.41 per week—to gain access to their online content. The titles included are Slovakia’s oldest daily newspaper Pravda, the country’s main broadsheet SME, business paper Hospodarske noviny, sports paper Dennik Sport, weekly magazine Tyzden, media business site Medialne.sk,