News sites on the web experiment with a large amount of different models for payment and subscription while keeping the most important news free.
Payment for single articles, monthly or daily subscriptions as well as time-based modells are common. Often, these modells include articles taken from the printed paper or magazine that are otherwise not available online. Other specials only for subscribers such as invitations to lectures or videos are relatively common, too, in order to gain paying users.
Payment models that offer free access to the site and all of its content, but frequently demand a non-obligatory donation from the user are common with more left-wing sites.
Paywalls for every piece of content on the site are common, too, especially with local papers.
Some sites keep all of their content free.