The New York Times passes 1M digital-only subscribers, 4 years after launching its paywall

August 6, 2015 1:59 PM

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The New York Times passes 1M digital-only subscribers, 4 years after launching its paywall

The New York times is often held aloft as the poster child of paywalls — a traditional media company that has successfully shifted from paper to digital. And the publishing giant announced a major milestone today to back up such assertions — it has now passed one million digital-only subscribers, a little more than four years after erecting its paywall.

Of course, the New York Times already has more than one million digital readers — those on a bundled print and digital subscription amount to 1.1 million, according to figures released by the publication. But today’s news signals a notable milestone for digital media, as people continue to ditch pri...

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