Tuesday, September 18, 2007

NY Times to stop charging for online areas

If you read newspapers online, you'll be happy to hear that the NY Times has decided to stop charging fees for access to certain parts of its online area. Starting at midnight, the Times Select area will be free.

"n addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free." Via NY Times

Representatives said the change was made due to growing revenues made from online ads and the unanticipated number of readers arriving at their site via links from search engines, which contributed toward the decision to drop the fee program.

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