The Staunton News Leader has begun charging for online access, following others across the country who are requiring subscriptions to read their news articles. Fees begin at $8.00 a month and go up depending on the service.
I cannot help but wonder if this is going to drive down readership for many small newspapers across the country. When the Waynesboro News Virginian began charging in May, I had some thoughts about this issue.
I subscribe to the News Virginian ... now the decision is whether to subscribe to the News Leader.