Since the Arkansas Times launched our digital membership program in 2013, more than 2,000 people have subscribed to our online offerings. That support has helped us continue to provide coverage of topics that are often ignored by other media, through both up-to-date news and commentary here on the Arkansas Blog as well as with more deeply reported projects.
But we know it hasn’t always been fun to be a digital subscriber. Our initial paywall provider wasn’t integrated very well with our website. Users had to log into “TinyPass,” but their bank statement said “Piano” and the subscription was to the Arkansas Times. It was a mess that was confusing and often frustrating.
So we’re pleased to be able to announce a new and much-improved paywall system. It will provide a more consistent and simpler experience. There is now one place to go to see your subscription, you’ll easily be able to update your billing info and the login experience is improved.
To transition onto our new system, all you have to do is update your password on our new system. (You can use your old password.)
Visit my.staging.arktimes.com and click “Forgot your password?” to get started. Your username will remain the same. If you have any questions, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not a member, become one today!
Our paywall is metered. You’re still able to read 10 posts per month without paying, but on the 11th read, you’ll get a prompt asking you to support our efforts. At $9.99 per month, it’s less than the cost of lunch out. And it allows us to continue reporting on the stories that matter in Arkansas.