Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content.

Beginning today, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online paywall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

Readers won’t notice any changes to the website, but those who already have a digital subscription will be asked to create a new password next time they visit the site.

The Beachcomber, which is owned by Sound Publishing, has had a digital subscription program for more than three years. Publisher Daralyn Anderson said the new system is similar to one used by newspapers across the country and comes with advantages. It will be more user-friendly for those who wish to share Beachcomber articles online or send them out to friends and family, as anyone can view up to five articles a month for free.

“I think subscribers will appreciate being able to access all the same content and now being able to easily share stories with non-subscribers and poeple off-island,” she said.

Digital subscriptions to the The Beachcomber are included in the cost of print subscriptions. Digital-only subscriptions can also be purchased on the website.

Existing subscribers can activate their accounts with the new system here.

For help purchasing or activating a digital subscription, call 888-838-3000 or review our FAQ page.


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