SCONE.COM.AU will be implementing a paywall on Wednesday, July 1 to ensure independent regional news remains viable through challenging times and the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre will be able to help readers who would prefer to use cash or cheque to subscribe.
Local businesses are doing it tough after a long drought and coronavirus and while we have faith we can help our local businesses flourish once again, right now relying on local businesses to advertise and support the production of local news is unrealistic. Read: Editorial: Time To Adapt.
We have loved having an open platform of news for everyone to access for free, but we also recognise it is unrealistic to rely on local businesses to advertise as much during these difficult times.
So local media has gone full circle, back to readers contributing a nominal amount to access the news each day and support independent local news production.
There will be three subscription options:
- 3 months: $26 ($2 per week for 13 weeks)
- 6 months: $48 ($1.85 per week for 26 weeks, 2 weeks free)
- 12 months: $91 ($1.75 per week for 52 weeks, 6 weeks free)
The paywall will be connected to PayPal and Stripe to support online credit card payments, but we understand some readers may be uncomfortable using their credit card online, so we have partnered with the Scone Neighbourhood Centre to help.
You can simply visit the team at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre and pay with cash or cheque instead.
The Neighbourhood Centre will have a form for you to complete, including your email and contact details, so that we can send a link to connect you to our news stories.
Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, 130 Liverpool Street, Scone: 02 6545 2562.
The Paywall will not go live until Wednesday, July 1 and we will be providing more information on how the paywall will work in the coming days.