NY Times chipping away at free content 05.18.2005, 11:40 AM
posted by ben vershbow
Starting in September, the NY Times will charge an annual subscription fee for a "Select" service, including editorials, op-eds, and archives. Basic news content will remain free. Times chair Arthur Sulzberger Jr remarked that though online advertising is undergoing exponential growth, it is just a matter of time until it flattens out and assumes regular cycles, like in print advertising. Is the free content joyride gradually coming to an end? Or is the Times pounding nails into its own coffin?
Posted by ben vershbow on May 18, 2005 11:40 AM
tags: Publishing, Broadcast, and the Press
katie on May 24, 2005 8:17 PM:
the Wall Street Journal has been making fun of the Times for years for selling their articles in print and giving it away for free on the web.