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Chron Readers Will No Longer Get West U Resident's Column for Free | InstantNewsWestU.com

Chron Readers Will No Longer Get West U Resident’s Column for Free

November 19, 2012

The Houston Chronicle has launched a new pay site, which means that readers will no longer get to read West U resident Ken Hoffman’s column for free.

The Chronicle launched HoustonChronicle.com on Sunday, which costs $2.50 per week to view “premium” content for those who are not newspaper subscribers.

In a letter to readers, Houston Chronicle Media Group President John T. O’Loughlin said that the new pay site is “a compliment to Chron.com, not a replacement.”

“On Chron.com, you’ll find information on breaking news, weather, traffic, pop culture and news-to-use, such as events listings and city guides,” he said. “HoustonChronicle.com will offer deep analysis, enterprise reporting, exclusive photos, and the work of your favorite columnists in business, sports, education, city and state government, and arts and culture, plus everything found in your daily newspaper.”

HoustonChronicle.com also includes columns from long-time Chronicle writer Ken Hoffman.

“This expansion of our digital product suite is just the latest step in our quest to be the number one host of Houston’s great conversations,” O’Loughlin said. “Our goal is to bring you the information you seek each day in the format of your choice, be it print, on the Web, or via a tablet or mobile device.”

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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