Guardian charges for digital edition

The Guardian and The Observer this week become the latest national papers to start charging for their digital editions, writes Dominic Ponsford.

Unlike their websites, the digital editions provide an online version of the paper in its original format, complete with advertisements.

The new services are available from 9 March, priced £9.99 a month for The Guardian and £4.99 for The Observer.

It follows The Daily Telegraph’s launch of a paid-for digital version last July. Unlike website hits, paid-for digital subscriptions do count towards official circulation figures.

From 11 March, the Media Guardian website will only be available to registered users, although it will still be free.

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