Can the Newspaper Industry stay relevant in the digital world with a subscription model?
Guillaume Michalag

The Spotify for news! I like this solution.

Another solution might be the Patreon-style optional or pay-what-you-want subscription model. Research points to Patreon’s average optional subscription per user being about $5/month, and with a news source like the New York Times sitting at about 1 million digital subscribers, that could equate to about $60 million annually… still only 1/6 of their annual revenue.

Would a freemium model help with that? Would increased readership also increase voluntary subscriptions? I don’t know. Just another idea!

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