The New York Times has announced it will begin charging for “frequent access” to its website beginning in early 2011. Visitors to NYTimes.com will receive a certain number of articles for free, before being prompted to pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Print edition subscribers will receive full access to the site. Newspapers have struggled for years to find a way to monetize their online content, and New York Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said “we can’t get this halfway right or three-quarters right. We have to get this really, really right.”
The Times, they are a-chargin'
New York Times to charge for online content early next year