New York Times Will Put Up Web Site Content Paywall
The NTY is my favorite online newspaper. The Google and Android apps are also excellent, but I'm not paying $15 a month to read more than 20 articles. This just sucks!
Starting March 28, the New York Times will begin charging online readers for access to its articles. The switch to digital paywalls reflects a changing business model as newspapers adjust to a larger online readership, says ABC News. NYTimes.com visitors will be permitted to read up to 20 free articles a month, after which they will be charged a monthly rate of $15. While this fee includes smartphone apps, tablet apps will cost an extra $15 to $20, and complete access on all platforms will cost a total of $35. All online content will be made available to paper subscribers for free. Both sales and profits for the New York Times have been inching down over the past several years. Chief Executive Janet Robinson said in early March that the company's print advertising revenue had declined through the fall. Currently, the Wall Street Journal is the largest paywalled site for news and reporting.