After more than a decade and a half of calling boston.com its online home, The Boston Globe on Monday launched a paid website, BostonGlobe.com.
The new subscription-only website provides all content from the print edition of the newspaper in a web-friendly format, according to an explanation posted on boston.com. The boston.com website reportedly will continue to carry limited print content.
"We've never had The Boston Globe have its own front door in the digital space," Globe publisher Christopher M. Mayer was quoted as saying. "It's always been integrated with Boston.com. This was an opportunity to build something brand-new and to have it front and center and really do justice to the brand promise The Boston Globe offers to its readers."
Some other newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, already employ some version of a paywall to view their online content.
The new website will be offered for free through the end of September, according to the Globe.