Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New York Times Finalizes Pay Wall

You can read about the Times' plan for the launch of its pay wall next month in the "Wall St. Journal, New York Times Readies Pay Wall: Paper Will Charge for Bundled Digital Service, Allow Some Free Access."

The Times plans are said to include:
  • A certain amount of free online access
  • An Internet-only package that may cost $10 per month.
  • A digital package, including iPad app access, for $20 per month.
  • Print and online access: bundled together for the same print subscription fee.
Key questions include:
  • How much access will non-subscribers get to Times coverage?
  • How much access will non-subscribers get to Times coverage -- via the Times' syndicated news service -- available on other sites that lack a pay wall yet?
  • How many non-subscribers will decide to pay for online access?
As they used to say on old radio programs, Stay tuned tomorrow...

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