MediaPass(TM) Paywall Initiates Partnership With RightWisconsin, a Journal Broadcast Website, to Provide Paid Subscriptions

Journal Broadcast Group Partners With MediaPass(TM) to Implement a Paid Subscriptions Using Its Leading Paywall Solution and Platform

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - MediaPass, the publishing industry's leading online subscription and paywall solution, today announced that it has partnered with Journal Broadcast Group, a division of Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE: JRN), to begin offering exclusive content on its RightWisconsin website via MediaPass' advanced but easy-to-use software. Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 35 radio stations and 15 television stations in 12 states and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The first Journal Broadcast media property to install a paid subscription system will be RightWisconsin powered by Charlie Sykes (www.rightwisconsin.com). The site, which began in October 2012 as a free daily newsletter to subscribers, will offer exclusive political news and analysis to users during a free trial access for the first week. After the initial trial period, MediaPass' subscription platform will cover roughly 85% of the site's content and normal rates will apply. Subscribers to the Daily Briefing will have free access to all RightWisconsin.com content during Founders Week presented by Wisconsin Club for Growth, January 28th to February 3rd.

"Most sites are exploring new ways to generate revenue, and we hope to power those transactions and subscriptions," said MediaPass CEO Matthew Mitchell. "As digital media look to provide exclusive, valuable content, there's a tremendous opportunity to generate self-sustaining, predictable revenue using our platform, independent of traditional advertising models. Our customizable revenue model allows outlets to offer more engaging content and analysis to their readers."

"I am pleased to find a true partner in MediaPass to be our ally as we enter into the digital subscription market," said Michael Gay, Journal Broadcast Group's Vice President of Interactive Media. "The paywall solution from MediaPass was easy to install, and made it easy for our users to access exclusive RightWisconsin.com content."

MediaPass offers a straightforward model in generating paid views to site content for a wide assortment of online content providers, large and small, spanning a number of media specialties and areas. The MediaPass platform, based in the cloud, is so simple that anyone with basic blog skills can use it, and it has the capacity to work with any web publishing platform while handling millions of visitors and site requests.

"Our partnership with Journal Broadcast showcases our range of subscription model capabilities," said Mitchell. "MediaPass provides a media company of any size the opportunity to implement our proven paywall platform with no overhead and just one simple line of code. Our platform supports all pay models, and is constantly optimized to maximize conversion and revenue for all our publishers."

The MediaPass platform also offers a variety of choices to its publishing partners, such as metered paywalls or subscriptions -- whatever optimizes results for individual publishers. Once a publisher has added MediaPass to their site using MediaPass' proprietary and simple Javascript code snippet or CMS plugin, every aspect of paid publication becomes easy to control from the MediaPass Publisher Dashboard. MediaPass also offers a CPM and an upfront guarantee to many publishers who instantly make five to 20 times more than they were before using the service.

For more details on how MediaPass is helping move online publishers to a more profitable future, please visit http://www.mediapass.com.

About MediaPass
MediaPass™ is the leading, easy-to-use paywall solution for online content. With only one little bit of code, digital and web publishers can instantly monetize their online material -- articles, videos, podcast, and more -- with zero upfront cost and very little effort. Invented by experts in online monetization models, MediaPass helps web publishers push past the revenue limits of advertising into a more profitable future. For more information, please visit http://www.mediapass.com

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