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NY Times Begins Charging for Digital Access

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 05:46 PM

 


NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has begun charging for full access to its website and mobile services.

The third-largest U.S. newspaper is charging $15 every four weeks, or $195 a year, to read more than 20 articles a month on its website. That fee also covers a subscription on the newspaper's software for smartphones. The new fees kicked in at about 2 p.m. EDT Monday.

The New York Times Co. is charging for digital access because online advertising revenue hasn't grown fast enough to offset losses in print ads.

Print subscribers will keep free online access.

The company declined to say Monday how many people have signed up for a digital subscription.


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