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Spanish Paper El Pais Puts Entire Content Behind Subscription Wall: This is perhaps the first and the biggest general-interest paper in Euro…

Spanish Paper El Pais Puts Entire Content Behind Subscription Wall: This is perhaps the first and the biggest general-interest paper in Europe (and perhaps even North America) to put its entire online version behind a paid subscription wall. The Spanish daily El Pais next week will begin charging for access to its website. Based in Madrid and circulating nationally, El Pais is Spain’s largest daily with a circulation of 413,000 daily and 1,000,500 on Sundays.

An annual subscription, which at least initially will include a 13th month free, will cost 80 euros, or about $72 U.S. A half-year subscription is 50 euros, or about $45 U.S. The site fully expects to lose 90 percent of its half-million daily visitors.

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