Quartz is a WordPress publisher that is taking down their paywall. They’ve been going 10 years now and have gone through a few different business models. It looks like they’re moving to selling ads and also premium newsletters.
This post explains the thinking behind Quartz’s move.
They now send out two premium newsletters per week and the cost is around $7 to $10 per month. Their pitch is “Our member-only newsletters give you concise analysis, forecasts, profiles, and advice in your inbox throughout the week”.
These are the two newsletters:
- The Weekend Brief—offering analysis and insights on one big news item of the week, plus the best of Quartz.
- The Forecast—a look at emerging industries and trends around the corner.