After years of charging for access to parts of the New York Times, the newspaper is now opening up its full online content to the world again–for free!
Starting tomorrow, you won’t need a special subscription to read your favorite columns or archived articles from 1987 to the present. It’s yours for the taking … the linking … the bookmarking.
The Wall Street Journal may soon be free, too. Rupert Murdoch said today he’s leaning toward dropping the subscription fee to increase site traffic and ad revenue. Cool! Maybe something good will come out of his takeover of Dow Jones, after all. I’ll keep you posted.
I know, I’m a dork. But I can’t be the only one. Holla if you love free news!
4 thoughts on “The New York Times Is Free at Last!”
ehhhh. I tend to think you get what you pay for, at least with respect to the WSJ. Yes, Murdoch wants to give it all away for free. But he also wants to do away with a lot of the marquis content (referred to as “A-hed” stories). Personally, with respect to the WSJ, I’d rather pay for the good stuff, than get the low rent stuff for free.
Well, that sorta leaves me wondering if they will send me a refund for my paid subscription?!?! However, I am in favor of free access to new publications such as the NYT.
Holla to my fellow news junkies! It was only a matter of time. We all know it’s frustrating to read the headline of the perfect news story on your search engine, and then you can’t access the story because you don’t have a subscription. I want all the news all the time!
The only news I get, is truely from NPR. I don’t sit and read online news (I don’t work in front of a computer and my time at home is limited due to kids and other activities).
I think though many people don’t have the time to sit and read the paper at the table(kudos if you have that time), so online news is great.
As for the WSJ.. I don’t read that at all. : )