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New York Times launches online charging

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York Published: March 17 2011

The New York Times has launched its long-awaited model for charging for news online, with a “metered” subscription approach that will charge more than some analysts had expected, but ensure that most readers never encounter the paywall. will become the largest non-financial newspaper to charge at least some online readers, starting the industry’s most closely watched experiment in whether general interest publications can wean readers off a 15-year habit of finding news online for free...more