A Paywall for the New York Times

| March 29, 2011

A nice summary by Pamela of the NYTimes paywall debate. I am very interested in how this will play out—to see if the current price point will work for the Times, if they’ll ride this into the ground (laying off staff, etc.), or relent as Ruaridh imagines (see first comment). Either way, it will be a glimpse into the future of journalism. Oh, and while we’re here… let me add that I hope they kill off the ridiculously classist Real Estate and Fashion “reporting” first.


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by pamela.

Beginning today, the New York Times is implementing a "paywall": No longer will the content at NYTimes.com be free for unlimited use. Here's the official announcement made by the NYT on March 17th. Opinion on this issue has varied widely. The new paywall was very quickly criticized by a variety of interested parties, including …