Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

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Besides directing readers to a publisher's homepage to consider taking out a digital subscription, Facebook will erect a paywall, which would require readers to become subscribers of the platform after accessing 10 free articles, Brown said.

Roughly 2,000 US' national and local newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, are represented by the News Media Alliance.

The statement comes a day after TheStreet reported that Facebook plans to launch a subscription-based news product, citing comments by Brown at a conference.

With subscriptions, Facebook is opening up another way to make money off its platform at a time when some of its other publisher offerings, such as Instant Articles, have disappointed publishers.

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News on Facebook may soon cost you.

However, publishers have long criticized that they haven't been able to monetize Instant Articles to the same degree as content hosted on their own sites.

"One of the things we heard in our initial meetings from many newspapers and digital publishers is that 'we want a subscription product - we want to be able to see a paywall in Facebook, '" Campbell Brown, the head of news partnerships at Facebook, said Tuesday at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in NY, according to CNET.

Brown, naturally, didn't get into many specifics about Facebook subscriptions, but she did say that it will offer both premium and metered plans.

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"And that is something we are doing now". Facebook plans to roll out tests of the subscription service with certain publishers near the end of this year, with the goal of expanding the service in 2018.

It's still unclear how payment will be taken for subscribers that sign-up via the Facebook paywall.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have been able to build success with a paywall, but smaller and midsize outlets continue to struggle to provide in-depth analysis on topics that is worth paying for in comparison to the WSJ and NYT. According to media reports, Google and Facebook control almost two-third of the digital advertising industry, and newspaper revenue from advertisements declined to USD16 billion in 2016, down from about United States dollars 50 billion 10 years earlier.

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