Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper publisher, announced this morning that by year end they will switch over all of their 80 community newspaper websites to a paid model in which the user has to pay a monthly fee to gain access to be able to read articles and learn the news.
Far and away Gannett's largest newspaper asset is USA Today (note that at this time they did not announce that USA Today would switch to the paid model).
FootballScoop, modestly smaller than Gannett, is announcing by this post that we plan to remain free to the people!
In other news, Gannett also noted that they planned to return $1.3 billion to shareholders over the next three years. FootballScoop has no such plans.