RR Donnelley Acquires Journalism Online

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has acquired Journalism Online and its Press+ offering, which enables publishers to seamlessly integrate a paid-content engine into their Websites. The Press+ system supports publishers as they offer audiences a mix of free and subscription-based content.

Journalism Online is managed by two of the company’s founders, veteran digital media leaders Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV, and L. Gordon Crovitz, a former Wall Street Journal publisher.

The Press+ offering enables publishers to offer readers a mix of options for subscribing to premium content, including metered and mobile/tablet access, enhanced site functionality, out-of-market access and more. The system also provides publishers a variety of ways to engage readers with paid content, such as day or week passes, print/online bundles, monthly or annual subscriptions, and others that even allow readers to receive credit for previous day passes as they select a longer-term subscription.

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