New York Times Finalizes Pay Wall

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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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