The New York Times has become the latest publication to opt for a paywall, with the news that as of March 28 a subscription will be required to access any more than 20 articles per month. The paper is beginning tests of the digital subscriptions today for Canadian readers – home delivery and International Herald Tribune subscribers get complimentary access – while access to articles reached from Twitter, Facebook or other online routes will be permitted even if you’re over your monthly allowance.
Pricing details after the cut
Access to the main site and smartphone app will be $15 per month, while access to the site and the iPad app will be $20 per
month four week period. If you want to access all three, it’ll set you back $35. There’s no way to subscribe to the site only, though the home page, section fronts, blog fronts and classifieds are all subscription-free.
Update: We originally suggested the NYTimes access was per month, but it is in fact per four week period. That means 13 payments of $20/$35 per year, not 12, for a total of $260 or $455.