For all my software, TV, and music subscriptions, there’s one thing I’m not paying for and that’s journalism. 

This includes mainstream media and new kids on the block, such as Medium. Isn’t that a bit strange?

It’s not as if paying for journalism online is a recent fact. 

Some of the earliest content paywalls appeared courtesy of traditional newspapers the best part of a decade ago. 

Think of the London Times, one of the original paywall exponents back in 2010, which caught a lot of flak in the process.

So, what’s changed my mind? 

In this article I look at five reasons why more and more people are ready to spend after almost a decade into the online journalism subscription business.

In the meantime, how much do you spend on online subscriptions every month, and how much of that goes on journalism?