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Editorial: The Story Behind the Paywall and The Rio Times

Editorial, by Stone Korshak

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many of our regular heavy readers may have noticed something new on The Rio Times web site, which started as a "soft launch" earlier this month. After reading more than three articles per week we are charging a small subscription fee of US$5 per month (or US$50 per year), in the publishing business this has been called a "paywall" and it is the newspaper industry's best chance at surviving.

The way it works is that a "meter" is now on the site, and it keeps track of how many . . .

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