The Boston Herald has put up a paywall on its website, which makes readers buy a digital subscription to keep reading stories, CommonWealth Magazine reports.
Digital First Media bought the Herald out of bankruptcy in spring 2017. Digital First Media is owned by New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital.
“Our goal is to continue to provide the great work you’ve come to expect from our reporters and photographers, our columnists and sportswriters, and to keep Boston a two daily newspaper town — a rarity in America,” says a April 10 editorial asking readers to invest in local journalism. “Your subscription is an investment in local journalism. Your support will keep the Herald’s voice alive. If you believe in our cause, join us in our mission,” it read.