NY Times Looking Again at Online Subsciption Model

July 10, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The New York Times is considering charging $5 per month for a subscription to their news website.

The website, which is currently free, is a popular news source for people all over the world. But they may have to start paying up if they want to keep viewing content.

A report by Bloomberg has said that the agency has released a survey asking current readers if they would be willing to pay $5 per month, or a discounted fee of $2.5 per month.

The move isn’t a surprising one. With media sources becoming more and more focused on website content the days of traditional print are passing. And with it, so goes a huge source of revenue for news agencies.

A move to charge for news would be no different then charging for a monthly newspaper subscription, and is likely the next step in the evolution of online news agencies.


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