News Corp Australia’s titles offer free digital access to new subscribers

News Corp Australia is rolling out free 28-day subscriptions to new subscribers of its digital metro and news apps, alongside lowering the paywall on articles with a ‘clear health focus’.

By midweek, the offer will extend to regional mastheads.

News Corp Australia CEO Michael Miller said it’s important for Australians to stay informed during this time.

“Our mastheads have rapidly changed our journalism, reporting, and editing to meet the community’s changing needs,” Miller said.

“Our responsibility is as clear as it is big, to keep the public informed and adapt to COVID-19’s profound impact on Australia and the communities we serve.”

Last week saw News Corp launch HiberNation – a six-times-a-week guide to living through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Our publications are part of Australia’s social fabric: they are as much community brands as news brands,” Miller said.

Readers who subscribe to the 28-day trial will also get the following month half price. Unlimited access will be allowed during the trial, to any participating website.

Access applies to the websites, apps and mobile sites published by the Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail and The Advertiser, and regional mastheads, including a live 24-hour video stream of Sky News’ COVID-19 channel.

“With more than 500 journalists and photographers across the country, we have the biggest newsroom in the nation. And they are all working around the clock to keep Australians informed,” said Miller.


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