'Fortune' Puts More Content Behind Paywall, Introduces Subscription Tiers

Fortune Media has put its long-form, in-depth stories behind a paywall, beginning today.

In addition, its on-demand video library, proprietary research, exclusive coverage of the business publisher's conferences and analyses of Fortune’s franchise lists will be placed behind the paywall.

Content in front of the paywall and accessible to nonsubscribers includes breaking news, second-day takes, sponsored stories and other content “as determined by the editorial staff," according to an announcement from the company.

Fortune’s franchise lists, including the “Fortune 500,” “Global 500” and “World's Most Admired Companies,” will also be free to read.



“This is another important step on our journey to reinventing Fortune for the new century. We're confident in the value of the award-winning journalism we produce, and we are proud to ask our loyal audiences to help support it,” stated CEO Alan Murray.

Fortune also introduced a tiered subscription model.

Full digital access costs $49 a year, digital access plus quarterly "Investor Guides" and home delivery of the print magazine costs $99 a year. Its premium plan, which also includes access to a video hub, a monthly conference call and the premium "Fortune Analytics" newsletter, runs $199 annually.

All current Fortune print magazine subscribers will receive a premium subscription through 2020. 

In January, Fortune unveiled a new look for its print magazine: Portraits of business leaders are now replaced with artistic concepts on the cover.

Fortune rebuilt its website last summer, after Meredith Corp. sold the magazine brand to Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon for $150 million. The updates helped the site load faster on mobile and desktop.

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