Rocky Mount Telegram to Start Charging for Web Content

The Rocky Mount Telegram will soon launch an “updated” website with a new feature: you’ll have to pay for some web content. Charging is a growing trend that started locally with the Wilson Times last year. 

from the Telegram:

Shortly after the new look is launched, the Telegram will start charging for access to some news, sports and business stories. Although a lot of information on the website will remain free, to get material behind the “pay wall,” readers will have to subscribe.

I stopped my subscription to the Telegram well over a year ago.  Frankly, I haven’t missed anything.  Once in a while, I’ll pick up a copy of the Telegram at a grocery store if I’m looking for something particular.  I do the same with the Wilson Times.

Welcome to the new world.  A world where the Telegram isn’t local anymore.  It’s controlled by an outside source with no local connections in our community.  They can say otherwise, and do it with a straight face.  But, it’s not local anymore.


About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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