After abandoning an earlier attempt at a pay wall in 2007, The New York Times will make another go of it March 28, introducing a metered system that will give readers access to material before charging them when they keep reading stories.
Deadline reports the Times sent readers a memo about the changes.
Subscribers to the print edition will continue to get unlimited access to online material, while non-subscribers will get to read 20 articles a month for free. Afterward they’ll be asked to become “digital subscribers” who pay a monthly fee to access the website and smartphone or tablet apps. Prices vary from $15 monthly for mobile phone app access, $20 for tablet app access and $35 for access from any device. There is no option to simply subscribe to the website.
Stories linked by social networking sites will remain free, even to non-subscribers who have surpassed their monthly reading limit. The home page and section fronts will remain free to all.
Will you pay for Times articles or replace your news fix with free sources?
New York Times Paywall Goes Up March 28 [Deadline]