Monday, January 18, 2010

Is the paywall coming to the NYT?

According to the Telegraph this morning,the New York Times is on the verge of introducing the dreaded paywall.

They are thinking of a scheme similar to the FT whereby a reader registers,and gets a certain amount of articles for free before having to pay for additional content.

The newspaper is expected to announce the introduction of a so-called "pay wall" before the much-rumoured launch of Apple's new tablet computer, which is thought to be specially designed for easy newspaper reading, on January 27.
Sources close to Arthur Sulzberger Jr, chairman of The New York Times, said the paper would make a decision on charging within the next few days.

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