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. Tell us!
New York Times
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