Will the NY Times succeed this time with charging readers?
I don't see it because they are not simply purveyors, but are at the forefront of journOlism. Their brand is damaged and they offer nothing that cannot be had elsewhere free on the internet.
I say this is going to be a second abortion for them.
.NY Times begins charging online readers
By Chris Lefkow (AFP) – 8 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The New York Times began charging online readers Monday for full access to its website and dangled a heavily discounted introductory offer intended to lure its first digital subscribers.
The Times is offering its three digital subscription plans for the same price of 99 cents for the first four weeks.
After that, unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the newspaper's smartphone application will cost $15 for four weeks while full access to the website and a tablet computer application will cost $20 for four weeks.
In September 2007, The Times aborted a two-year experiment with making readers pay for full access to NYTimes.com called TimesSelect.
The News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal is currently the only major US newspaper charging readers for unlimited access to its website and other US publishers have been waiting for the Times to unveil its online plan.