UK Papers To Begin Charging For Online Content

March 26, 2010

UK (ChattahBox) – Two major United Kingdom newspapers are set to begin charging in June, joining the growing trend of pay-for-content on the web.

The Times and The Sunday Times are currently on a single website, http://www.timesonline.co.uk.

But starting in June, there will be two separate sites, with subscribers having to pay a small fee to access content.

The price of 1 pound ($1.49) for a day of access to both sites, or 2 pounds ($2.49) for a week of access.

“At a defining moment for journalism, this is a crucial step towards making the business of news an economically exciting proposition,” News International chief, Rebekah Brooks, said.

“We are proud of our journalism and unashamed to say that we believe it has value.”

This is only the second paper in the UK to begin charging for online content, though the number is expected to go up as journalism debate rages on.

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