The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said "PG+" would be a "members-only website with interactive features and exclusive content" available to subscribers for 36 dollars a year or for 3.99 dollars a month.
It said "PG+" would not replace Post-Gazette.com, the newspaper's current website, but would feature "a new stream of exclusive blogs, videos, live chats and behind-the-scenes insights into the news of the day."
Post-Gazette.com will continue to provide its mix of content and would remain free, the newspaper said.
The Post-Gazette's move comes as newspapers across the United States grapple with a steep plunge in print advertising revenue, steadily declining circulation and the migration of readers to free news online.
The Post-Gazette is owned by Block Communications which also owns the Toledo Blade. Do you think they'll offer the same for the Blade - and would you pay?