Saturday, May 21, 2005

NY Times to Charge for Articles Online

New York Times to Charge for Content [Heading East]

Whoa... This came out almost a week ago! I guess I am NOT on the ball. The subscription will be $79/year for online only and $39/year if you already subscribe to the print edition.

The question remains, are people willing to pay for content?

Will the link generator still work? And will the buzz on articles be as great? All to be determined I guess.

The obvious comparison is with the Wall Street Journal -- there's plenty of discussion online about Journal articles, but, then again... readers of the Journal can afford to pay for the Journal and other things.

I guess the future will tell what will happen.