The solution (or “solution”) services readers by allowing payment or donations to publishers in return for access to digital journalistic content on a pay-per-content basis. In practice, this service is facilitated through a user-facing graphical component on the publisher's website. As part of the solution a media-facing platform (“the platform”) enables control of part of the solution by the publisher's management, editor, journalists, etc. (e.g. to decide which content to make accessible via the solution, for what price, determine payout, administer users, etc.).