Digital Subscription & Website

Q. Why can’t I read a story on without having a subscription?

A: Unlimited access to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s in-depth coverage on is reserved for our subscribers who fund and support the work of our journalists who work very hard to get you the real facts and the full story. The expenses associated with producing in-depth, quality news coverage are significant and it is necessary to charge for unlimited digital access just as it is for our printed newspaper. We encourage you to begin your subscription to support our mission and receive unlimited access to our journalism on and other products. You can start your subscription with unlimited digital access at

Q. If I’m a print subscriber, how can I access stories on

A. All print subscribers receive unlimited digital access to our website. You just need to set up a login and password and can do so by visiting and choosing the option to Activate your account.

Q: Does the website include all of the content from the print edition online?

A. Yes. We publish all of the stories and columns produced by the journalists of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Q. How do I navigate your website to find something I saw in your print edition?

A. There are multiple ways for you to find what you’re looking for. At the top of each page, you’ll see a navigation bar that will help you find different categories of content. You can also click on the search button (magnifying glass) at the top of each page.

Q. What website browsers support

A. We currently support Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Firefox. In order to ensure the best reading experience, current versions plus one back are supported.

Q: If I don’t want to subscribe, can I still read the AJC for free?

A: Yes, on a limited basis. Access to a limited number of free articles is available on before you are asked to subscribe. In addition, we do provide open access to our breaking news coverage and as a public service during times of crises to keep our community informed. You can also sign up to receive one of our free newsletters by visiting

Q: News coverage should be free, why am I having to pay?

A: We’re one of the largest newsrooms in the Southeast and work tirelessly to bring the most relevant local and state news directly to you. Just like everything else, it costs money to produce high-quality journalism.

By subscribing, you help make your community stronger by helping local journalists do their jobs more effectively. As a guest on, you have access to a limited number of free articles before a subscription is required.

Q: Why am I being asked to sign in or subscribe to view articles?

A: As a reader of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, you automatically have access to a number of free articles. When you reach that limit, you will receive a request to sign in to continue reading the article. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution depends upon subscribers to continue to fund our in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed on what’s going on locally.

Q: When will my digital access be available?

A: Access to the digital products will be available within 24 hours. You will receive a welcome email that walks you through the steps to activate and access your digital products.

Q: I just purchased a new subscription. How do I activate access to my digital products?

A: Go to Under the ‘Already a Subscriber?’ click the activate button. Enter your email address and a password and click activate. You will enter your last name and either your ZIP code, phone number, order confirmation or account number. Click submit and begin your digital access. Be sure to make note of your username and password so you can use this information to log in to to access our complete coverage.