Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Atlantic Drops Its Subscription Wall

The Atlantic's editors announced today that they are ending subscriber-only access to the magazine's website and will be opening up the entire contents of each issue immediately. Readers will also be able to access full browsable issues back to 1995 and selected "flashback" articles from the initial years of The Atlantic through the present.

Simply a wonderful move on their part, I think (and I hope they'll continue to add back issues to the digital archive as we go forward). I'm a longtime subscriber to the print edition (and will continue to be), but it's always good to have another way to get the content and the excellent supplemental materials TheAtlantic.com provides.

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