Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NYT Paywall Now Live

The New York Times' new paywall has now gone into effect worldwide. The paywall began earlier this month in the United States, but was not instituted overall until yesterday. The move has lead to the exit of many respected, long-time reporters, some of whom have taken to Twitter to continue working.

The New York Times' new digital subscription service starts at $195 annually and goes up to $455 annually for both web and mobile. These ludicrously high prices may be an attempt to coax digital subscribers into purchasing print subscriptions, which include full digital access. However, the paywall does not exclude casual readers entirely; you can view up to 20 articles per day without a subscription, which should be plenty for the casual NYT browser.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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