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NYTimes.com Announces Latest Plans to Charge

Yesterday, the New York Times announced that frequent visitors to their website will soon pay a price for access. Readers will get a finite number of articles for free before being prompted to pay if they want more. This model is not new, of course, even for them. In 2005, they launched a fee-based site called Times Select. They shut it down 2 years later. So, why try again? Steve Rhodes says it's a mistake. He's the editor and publisher of The Beachwood Reporter – which remains free and open to all.

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New York Times Website—worth a price for admissions? Or will you take a pass?

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