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Gazette makes changes to website, subscriptions

What can $3 get you these days? Not much — but it can get you a month’s digital subscription to the Sequim Gazette.

Along with sister paper Peninsula Daily News and several other Sound Publishing weeklies, the Gazette will start charging frequent users of its website beginning today, April 2. Home-delivery print subscribers will not be charged and will have unrestricted free access to all of the Gazette’s digital products.

In other words, if you’re already a print subscriber, you now get free web access.

Under this new system, nonsubscribers to the Gazette’s print edition will have to pay after viewing five free articles per month. Sign up directly from the website, or call us at 683-3311.

Subscriptions are just $36 per year.

Gazette readers who want to go digital-only will have that option as well. In addition, the Gazette is adding a “green” edition — a digital replica of the print edition.

Previously, all content at www.sequimgazette.com was available free.

Urgent news stories of community importance — including a calendar of community events — along with classifieds, special sections and obituaries, will be placed outside of what’s called a paywall, meaning they won’t count toward a user’s free monthly access limit.

The Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News join 500 newspapers nationwide, including the Seattle Times, Kitsap Sun and Port Townsend Leader, in charging for digital content.

The weekly Forks Forum, another sister paper to the Gazette and s, will not be participating in the pay system at this time for its website, www.forksforum.com.

For more information, e-mail editor Michael Dashiell at editor@sequimgazette.com or call him at 360-683-3311, x5050.


 

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