It's official: ‘WSJ' to charge for mobile access to subscription content

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New York—As News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch promised earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal, said Thursday that it will begin charging for access to the WSJ Mobile Reader application on Oct. 24.

The Journal said the application itself will remain free and it will contain both free and subscription content.

“Dow Jones journalism is delivered not daily—but minute-by-minute on a mobile device,” Robert Thomson ,editor in chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of the Journal, said in a statement. A mobile-only subscription will cost $2 per week, while a mobile subscription combined with either a print Journal or subscription will be $1 per week.

Subscribers to both the print and online editions of the Journal will receive free access to all content on the WSJ Mobile Reader.

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