Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Technology Review: New York Times to stop charging fees for access to columnists, other material on Web site

Very glad to see this 

The New York Times said Monday it is scrapping a two-year-old program to charge fees for access to parts of its Web site, including op-ed columnists and archives dating back to 1987.

As of midnight Tuesday, the Times will discontinue its TimesSelect feature, which cost $49.95 per year or $7.95 by the month. Home delivery subscribers were able to sign up for free.

The move reflects a growing shift in thinking in the media industry, where it had once been thought that charging for access to some or all of a Web site was the best strategy for making money.

Technology Review: New York Times to stop charging fees for access to columnists, other material on Web site

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