For the moment, the Commercial Appeal’s paywall is down.
Ordinarily, non-subscribers would be hit with a screen after viewing 10 articles during the span of a month that asks them to pay for digital access to view additional stories. Non-subscribers also only had very limited access to the newspaper’s content on mobile devices like phones and tablets.
For the moment, neither of those limitations is present. Nonsubscribers are able to view more than the paywall’s limit of 10 stories during a month, and the newspaper’s stories also appear to be fully viewable on mobile devices without a digital subscription.
Commercial Appeal publisher George Cogswell told The Daily News it’s a temporary situation.
“We have had a team of folks here upgrading and adding new systems that will greatly enhance our consumer log-in/access experience for all digital platforms i.e. smart phone, tablet and PC,” he told The Daily News in an email. “While we are undergoing that process I decided to enable all consumers to experience what (our) content has to offer, for a brief period. I will be commenting further, in just a couple of weeks, as to how we will move forward.”