New York Times Moving to Partial Paid Subscription Model

By Deane Barker on January 20, 2010

New York Times to Charge Frequent Readers of Web Site: Fascinated to see how this plays out.

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 NYTimes.com will get a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers to the newspaper’s print edition will receive full access to the site.

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