A number of you have written in over the last couple weeks since we debuted the new front page asking if we’re still planning to offer a Prime step-up which gets you a completely ad free version of TPM. The answer is YES! We definitely are. Our tentative schedule is that we’ll offer this starting toward the end of October.
If you’re interested, follow me after the jump for some more details and to let us know if you’re considering signing up.
To review what we discussed a month ago, here’s how it will work: If you already have a Prime membership, you pay a few extra dollars a month and you get the same site with zero ads. No ads on desktop, no ads on tablet, no ads on mobile. No display ads and no annoying ‘around the web’ nonsense under the stories. This means a cleaner site and also a significantly faster site.
We’d love to offer it today. But our tech team is at work building out some of the site architecture for this and a few other new offerings coming this fall. So we plan on rolling it out in late October.
If you think you might be interested in signing up for ad-free TPM, click that little ‘thumbs up’ icon at the bottom of this post. (You need to be logged into Prime to see it and click it.) There’s zero commitment. This is just for our planning purposes, to give us some sense of interest level. Just click that little thumbs-up icon below this post. We will send you a single email when the service is up and running to let you know that it’s ready.
We hope you’ll join. It takes ads totally out of the mix. And it’s a great way to support our journalism here at TPM.
- -Hiring More Journalists
- -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
- -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism