SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scribd, the premiere digital reading subscription service that provides monthly access to the best books, audiobooks, magazines, and documents, is setting a new standard within the premium digital reading space with the addition of select articles from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, as well as select archive content from the Financial Times. Scribd is further supercharging its news portfolio with the addition of articles from more than a dozen top-tier news brands including NPR and ProPublica.
The expansion is tied to Scribd's mission of helping readers become their most knowledgeable and informed selves. Scribd is debuting major platform enhancements led by an overall cosmetic redesign and enhanced recommendation tools designed to better showcase news articles alongside Scribd's existing selection of books, audiobooks, and magazines.
"The holistic reading experience we present through books, audiobooks, magazines — and now premium newspapers — will continue to keep our in-the-know readers both informed and engaged in what's going on in the world," said Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd. "Additionally, we're continuing to help our publishing and trusted news partners reach new audiences, and we're expanding the number of people who pay for news."
The addition of newspapers comes on the heels of Scribd's successful expansion in November into magazine content. The service provides its subscribers access to current and archival content from Ad Age, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, ESPN The Magazine, Foreign Policy, Fortune, New York Magazine, People, Time, and more.
In addition to its newspaper content, Scribd has updated its branding with a new color palette to bring more personality to the brand. A new logo is also being unveiled that better represents the Scribd experience and showcases Scribd's commitment to bringing the best of the written and spoken word to its members.
Scribd is available across iOS and Android devices as well as web browsers for $8.99/month. For more information, please visit Scribd.com/Read-News.
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