Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pay News

It was inevitable: "The Times to Charge for Frequent Access to Its Web Site":

The New York Times announced Wednesday that it intended to charge frequent readers for access to its Web site, a step being debated across the industry that nearly every major newspaper has so far feared to take.

Starting in early 2011, visitors to will get a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access.
I can't say for sure how this will impact my consumption of the The Times, but if the price is right I would definitely pay for a certain amount of access. Then again, I can always hope that institutions of higher learning will provide their students free access.

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