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NOTE: The Cape May County Herald is offering full coverage of the COVID-19 / coronavirus emergency to all, with no payment required. We are committed to ensuring our readers can make critical decisions for themselves and their families during this ongoing situation. To continue supporting this vital reporting, please consider a digital subscription. For more coverage, subscribe to our daily newsletter.

If you enjoy reading our news articles on your digital devices, we are counting on you to help support these features and our local journalism activities through your digital subscription.

We recently applied a “metered paywall” to the News section of our website.  As you read our online News articles, you will be notified that free access to these articles is limited, and you will be invited to subscribe.  Unless you subscribe, you will now be allowed to read only a few different news articles within a 30-day period.  We hope you will subscribe.  

Most Content Still Free

We continue to offer unlimited, FREE access to all other areas of our website.  So, Classifieds, DoTheShore, events, obituaries, Spout Off … everything except content in the News section is FREE and unlimited.

The Herald print edition is available FREE at hundreds of locations throughout Cape May County each Wednesday.

If you can’t wait for Wednesday, a digital copy of the print edition is posted each Tuesday afternoon at CapeMayCountyHerald.com/eEdition.  We offer unlimited, FREE access to our current and past eEditions.

Why Digital Subscriptions?

For the past 50+ years, the Herald’s business operations have been fueled by advertising.   This has worked well – and continues to work – for our print-specific operations.  We are glad to offer the weekly print edition of the Herald – for free – to an average of more than 80,000 readers.*  As you frequent our many advertisers, please tell them “thank you” – it is their advertising which enables us to offer the weekly print edition of the Herald without charge to you, our loyal readers. 

Digital advertising is very different from print advertising.  While our digital audience is even larger than our print audience, our revenue from digital advertising is much less than from print advertising.  As our digital media activities have expanded, the limited degree of support from digital advertising has become increasingly problematic.

We feel privileged to serve this community, and we are eager to do more – more journalistic coverage, more digital media services, more of what you want, when and how you want it.  To do these things, we must derive more revenue from our digital media operations.   

High Value, Low Cost

The Herald delivers more local news content to more people in Cape May County than any other news source.  We’re hoping you will help us do even more. 

We are now offering digital subscriptions either yearly at $30/year (less than $1/week) or monthly at $5/month. 

We are grateful for your faithful readership – in print or online, weekly or anytime, and we are grateful for your support. 

To subscribe now, please go to CapeMayCountyHerald.com/subscribe.

Thank you!

*Source: 2019 Circulation Verification Council (CVC) audit and readership survey