Today’s Daily Herald had a front page announcement about their recently touted (pay to read) Subscriber Total Access program. Claiming to be an innovation in the Chicagoland area, rather than a desperate need for revenue, the article continues to confuse readers with a lot of “double speak”.
Online readers are questioning what the portion of the Daily Herald article (with the little white arrow) really means, as if their prior announcements and August 29th mailers to current print subscribers (telling them that there is a MANDATORY “opt out” requirement) hasn’t been confusing enough. Keep in mind that the people who write this stuff are supposedly ‘professional’ writers.
(from the Daily Herald discussion boards)
I don’t think anyone proof read the article in the paper or the article I just read on-line with Mr. Ray’s statement.
Again, double negatives – From the published statement by Mr. Ray
I read this to mean that it is now the Daily Herald’s intention to block all non-subscribers to access to the Daily Herald paper, the website and any other digital access.
Other comments on the article previously announcing the Daily Herald’s plans to start charging for online access are quickly deleted by the DH TOS police (Terms of Service). Simple innocent comments like the following show just how ‘thin-skinned’ the Daily Herald is when it comes to anyone speaking the ‘slightest negativity’ about their plans.
Hello ( )
Is there an ECHO in here?
Why so empty?
Have all of the customer’s departed?
How fun will this blog be with nobody here?
This comment removed for violating the Terms of Service
Any subscribers/readers of this blog who end up receiving the additional $4.00 charge on their next Daily Herald invoice if you ‘failed’ to ‘act’ by “opting out”, please send us an email and let us know. In the meantime you can watch the results of the Daily Herald’s decision to start charging for online access HERE