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Tallahassee Democrat to charge for online content

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The newspaper that gave me my start — with an op-ed about saving the white ibis — the Tallahassee Democrat will begin charging for its online content. Patrick Dorsey & Bob Gabordi, the Publisher and Executive Editor of the only daily newspaper in the state capital, wrote that beginning July 1, they will be offering new “models” for readers to enjoy the paper.  For subscribers to the daily paper, nothing changes at Tallahassee.com.

The new plan offers three models:

  • Full-media content/electronic delivery (digital and e-edition): For $14.95 per month, you get all of our websites and the e-edition replica version of the Tallahassee Democrat.
  • Web content (digital-only model): For $9.95 per month, you can subscribe to Tallahassee.com, NoleSports.com, RattlerNews.com and the full suite of Tallahassee.com affiliated websites.
  • Single copy and day passes: Copies of the printed Tallahassee Democrat will continue to be sold in vending machines and through local retail outlets. You can also get a 24-hour pass on our websites for $2 per day.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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