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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Answers Questions About Its Metered Paywall

PostGazetteLogoThe paper flips the switch tomorrow, October 1. For subscribers and non-subscribers, everything they need to know about the new online access rules can be found in a well-presented FAQ.

Can readers share their username and password with friends and family? No. Is the paper following the lead of other publications and exempting articles accessed via Twitter and Facebook from a non-subscriber’s monthly max-view-count of 10 articles? Absolutely. And so on.

An online-only subscription cost $9.95 per month; print subscribers get full digital access at no extra charge. Pittsburgh City Paper editor Chris Potter recently chatted with Post-Gazette president Joseph Pepe, who outlined some content exceptions:

Pepe notes that other forms of content will be free: The paper will not charge for obituaries, classified sections and some other features. Readers will also still be able to view the paper’s main page and section pages, where headlines and brief story synopses are displayed.

Pepe’s direct competitor, the¬†Tribune-Review, does not currently charge for online content.

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