While paywalls are becoming increasingly more popular among news websites, for revenue generation purposes, most consumers still aren’t willing to pay for their online news. Most of the websites with the highest number of paid subscriptions stem from traditional media. Because of this, they’ve had years to establish themselves as trusted sources, and win over loyal readers. Yet, undeterred by these well-established outlets, a few scrappy websites have made the cut despite a shorter history.
Here are the top 20 most popular paid subscription news sites.
|Rank||News site||Paid subscriptions|
|1.||The New York Times||6,100,000|
|2.||The Washington Post||3,000,000|
|3.||The Wall Street Journal||2,400,000|
|12.||The Sunday Times||337,000|
|15.||Corriere Della Sera||300,000|
|17.||The Boston Globe||270,000|