Freeloaders will have access five free articles per month.

More than a decade after it dropped its paywall, The Atlantic has joined the growing group of magazine publishers with a meter: Like New York and Wired in 2018, the 162-year-old publisher on Thursday announced that it’s enacting a subscription plan across its site. Users will be able to access five articles each month for free before being required to pay annual fees of $49.99 for digital access only, $59.99 for print and digital, or $100 for a “premium” package that includes print and digital, ad-free web browsing, a free digital subscription to give to someone else, and other perks. The Masthead, the membership (not to be confused with subscription) program that The Atlantic launched two years ago, will be folded in with the premium package.

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