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The New York Times Will Charge for Website Access This Month

By Adam Nichols | March 17, 2011 5:20pm 
The New York Times will start charging for access to its website.
The New York Times will start charging for access to its website.
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By Adam Nichols

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN — The New York Times told readers Thursday it plans to roll out a paywall that would charge $15-a-week for access to its website and a mobile phone app.

If you want to also access the newspaper's iPad app, the bundle to read the newspaper in all three formats will cost $35-a-month.

"It's an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Times," publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement to readers.

The charges were put in place Thursday for readers in Canada, and will be introduced globally on March 28.

Users will have free access to a "defined reading limit," after which they will be asked to pay, Sulzberger said.

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced a pay wall for access to the Times' online content.
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced a pay wall for access to the Times' online content.
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Readers who already subscribe to home delivery of the newspaper will continue to have full access online.

The Wall Street Journal pioneered paying for internet access when it introduced a paywall in 1997.

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