So, Salon has joined the ranks of sites that have given up on being free. Unlike many, though, Salon isn’t closing down, just offering two tiers of service. According to a recent press release, Salon will implement a $30 annual subscription to nuke ads and get more content. The “light” version of the site will continue, with larger ads than currently in use (and presumably less content than current).
So, unlike the Wall Street Journal and other sites, which require $60 annual subscriptions or more, the Salon site will cost about as much as 2 magazine subscriptions. Is the content worth it?
How much would you pay for CNN’s site, if they went to a subscription model?