'ESPN the Magazine,' Philadelphia newspapers plan paid Web content

Add Disney’s ESPN the Magazine to the list of outlets that will soon ask readers to pay for content. In August, the magazine

Add Disney’s ESPN the Magazine to the list of outlets that will soon ask readers to pay for content. In August, the magazine will close its espnthemag.com Web site and move its content into the subscription ESPN Insider service, according to BusinessWeek columnist Jon Fine. He also reports that ad pages in the magazine fell nearly 32% during the year’s first quarter.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News will also charge for content by the end of the year. Arianna Huffington, however, told WowOWow.com this week that her Huffington Post, which will soon launch technology- and New York-focused pages, will stick to an advertiser-supported model.

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