The Guardian Launches a Slew of Premium Services


In what is perhaps the biggest roll-out of subscription services for a media company, The Guardian has finally launched a bunch of premium services, which includes an ad-free subscription version, subscription newsletters, registration for its MediaGuardian section, and premium crossword.

Emily Bell, the editor of Guardian Unlimited, the online version, explains it in a letter from the editor: “It is not a decision we have taken lightly, as we value our ability to reach and communicate with a broad community of users above all else. However, the reality of running a successful free website is that we have to find new ways to maximise our revenue so that we can continue to support the highest quality journalism.”

Read the short interview with Simon Waldman on the launch….The table below explains it all:

List of subscription products and prices:

Prices given are launch offer and annual rate. All services are also available to students at a 20% discount



Date launche


Email Services

The Wrap

The Guardian

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