Boston Magazine Introduces New All-Access Subscription
The future begins today.
When the first issue of Boston magazine hit doorsteps and newsstands more than 50 years ago, the founders had a singular vision: to increase the joy of living in Boston today. In 2021, those words ring truer than ever—which is why we’ve always placed a premium on in-depth reporting, vivid storytelling, and an insider’s knowledge of the coolest things to do, where to eat, where to live, and how to spend your leisure time. We help our audience develop a deeper connection to the place we call home, and by doing so develop a deep relationship with our audience, building our loyal following into an authentic community. This has never changed—and it never will.
As we look back at our origins, we are also looking forward toward the future, which is why starting today we are launching our All Access membership, a single paid subscription for all our great stories, unique opinions, and helpful guides in both digital and print. This new model allows Boston to continue—and invest in—the quality journalism that our audience has come to expect over the years, and marks another important step on our journey into the new century, where the advertising landscape is changing and publications must find ways to diversify their revenue streams.
So, how does it work? In short: you will be able to read 4 articles each month for free, and when you click on your 5th article that month you will be invited to become a subscriber in order to keep reading. As an All Access member, you will be able to read an unlimited number of digital stories each month and will receive each issue of the print magazine, plus other benefits including VIP access and discounted tickets to our signature events. With this model, we will continue to be able to invest in the reporting, storytelling, and photography of our dedicated and hard-working staff—all with you, our loyal audience, as our north star.
We are thankful to the Boston community for its continued support and readership. As we begin this new chapter, we look forward to delivering even more of the unique, helpful, and impactful stories that remain the longstanding hallmark of Boston.