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NYTimes.com will go behind a paywall in January

NYTimes.com will go behind a paywall in January

January 2011 will be the end of the free NYTimes.com.

Executive editor Bill Keller revealed the news yesterday evening at a dinner event for the Foreign Press Association, but he did not give any other information, such as pricing or paywall model The Times will use, Fast Company reported today.

The Times will only charge for access to selected stories, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

In the past, chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has said those who don't pay will only be able to read a certain number of stories per month, according to the National Business Review of New Zealand.

Allowing users to read a certain number of articles before they are prompted to pay in order to read more is a "metered" paywall, such as the one the Financial Times uses. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, provides a mix of stories each day - some paid, some that can be read for free.

The Times has about 20 million unique users, the NBR noted.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-05-15 00:16

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