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NYT Announces its Subscription Plan

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Twenty free articles a month, and then you pay:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/business/media/18times.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto
     
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I'm holding out for 20 bias-free articles a month.
     
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    You pay extra for that. Check the little box on your order form.
     
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Comment-land and Blog-land are going to flip the fuck out, that's for sure.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the everything-for-nothing crowd will have fodder.
     
  6. First reaction: $15 a month seems a bit steep.
     
  7. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    ...I just hope this works.

    If the NYT succeeds with this strategy, maybe it will filter down to smaller papers until we're all in the black again.
     
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The Kindle subscription is about $20. The ipad version of the Times is very nice. Wish I had an ipad.

    The daily Kindle rate is $1 a day.

    It's a great paper and the web site frequently updates its coverage.
     
  9. Turtle Wexler

    Turtle Wexler Member

    Interesting twist: NYT staffers are saying that links clicked via Twitter will be free.
     
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Papers are already in the black. Just not black enough. Still too many options for free news in most markets.

    As for the cost, $35 per month is way too steep for website access, smartphone app and iPad app. Good luck signing up suckers for that plan.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seems like the same marketing plan that crack dealers have used. Get them hooked for free then start charging.

    Sucks that they don't offer for kindle subscription.
     
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