Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Times Announces Digital Subscription Plan — The New York Times rolled out a plan on Thursday to begin charging the most frequent users of its Web site $15 a month in a bet that readers would pay for news they have grown accustomed to getting free. — Beginning March 28 …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Apple Gets Its First Big Publisher: New York Times Subscriptions Will Be Sold Through iTunes
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: It's official! And kind of expensive! Here are the details of The New York Times' new stab at a paywall
Henry Blodget / The Wire: NYT Paywall Will Generate An Extra $100 Million Of Revenue A Year, Says Former WSJ Publisher
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: New York Times Paywall Launches Today In Canada; Globally March 28
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will You Pay for the New York Times Online? [POLL]
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: The New York Times' Porous Paywall
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: All The New York Times Paywall That's Fit For No One To Use
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: NYTimes.com Paywall Picture About To Get Much Clearer
Ryan Chittum / CJR: The New York Times Paywall Looks Good
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: New York Times paywall plans are ambitious and sort of crazy
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: New York Times Reveals Paywall Plan
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: NY Times Rolls Out Pay Model for Website, Mobile Editions
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Dear NYT: Your online content is still free
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: NY Times to Launch Online Paywall on March 28
Digidave / RJI: Juicy Bits of Revenue without Paying for It
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: The New York Times details Web, mobile app subscription plans launching March 28
Eric Zorn / Change of Subject: Media news and views
David Cohen / WebNewser: The New York Times to Erect Paywall March 28
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Behind the Paywall: How New York Times Articles End
Rafat Ali / @rafat: TIP: Buy *any* NYT print pckg, even just Sat-Sun at $12.6 month & get all access digital free. http://nyti.ms/h3kIk8 #nytdigisubs
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: So much shouty bulls**t about NYT paywall. But it's pretty straightforward freemium. Use some, it's free. Use a lot, not.
Bill Gorman / TVbytheNumbers: Unlike The New York Times, TV by the Numbers Will Not Be Putting Up A Pay Wall
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: New York Times paywall: sense prevails over ideology (almost)
Howard Kurtz / @howardkurtz: NYT paywall plan seems reasonable to me: Newspapers can't keep giving it away online forever, but you don't want to shut out nonpaying types
Adam L. Penenberg / @penenberg: *If* paywalls succeed (I'm skeptical, but...) a byproduct cud be stronger reader loyalty. You'd only pay for a few. So you'd stick w them.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Announces Paywall
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Everything You Need to Know About the New York Times Online Paywall
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: New York Times tucks skirt behind stilted paywall
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: New York Times to Launch Pay Wall March 28
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The NYT And The Blogosphere — The key paragraph in the new paywall announcement:
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com: New York Times paywall coming March 28
Nat Ives / @natives: @HowardKurtz again w dystopian fantasy that if papers die, google + aggregators will starve in turn. there will also be things to link to
Michael Learmonth / @learmonth: pro-tip: switch browsers, use google and gobble all the adage.com you want
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: NY Times Ending Free Digital Lunch (Mostly). Will You Pay?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The New York Times' Permeable Paywall: Coming March 28th
@iwantmedia: NY Times announces plan to charge most frequent users of its website $15 a month in bet readers will pay for news http://nyti.ms/emNWyE
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: NYT introducing new roulette paywall, where whether you have to pay or not depends on how the ball drops
Tim Bradshaw / @tim: New York Times paywapp offers different rates for mobile & iPad access. Have they got around Apple's subs rules somehow?
David Folkenflik / NPR: ‘The New York Times’ Unveils Metered Online Paywall
@chanders: I've nothing new to say about NYT paywall. It might work financially but will cost in terms of cultural centrality, presence in public life.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: The New York Times Will Charge $15+ for Its Website Paywall
Dale Cressman / @cressman: New York Times to Begin Charging for Web Use on March 28 - NYTimes.com: http://nyti.ms/iiQxPE Wonder about educational discount
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Paywall for The New York Times Set for March 28
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search: NYTimes Rolling Out Fee Based Program in Canada First
Steven Levy / @stevenjayl: NYT avoids simplicity route in setting paywall rates. I did find out that paying for Kindle edition gets you nothing online. Huh?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: New York Times Announces New Digital Subscription Plans
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of The New York Times' pay fence — Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab. — It's official — and the world still turns.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: It Took The NY Times 14 Months And $40 Million Dollars To Build The World's Stupidest Paywall?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Dumb, Da, Dumb, Dumb . . . The NYT's Digital Pricing Plan Discriminates By Device
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: New York Times Finally Announces Paywall — Will Start Charging March 28
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NY Times launching online pay model on March 28
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: For New York Times paid content, not all digital platforms are created equal
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: New York Times Digital Subscription Plans Cuts Apple In on the Action
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: And finally, The New York Times paywall has arrived!
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook: Editor's Note: DealBook and Digital Subscriptions
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Times Reveals Details of Digital Subscriptions: Only Twenty Articles a Month Before You Hit Pay Wall
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Times Paywall: How About Yearly and Less Dearly?
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
New York Times paywall: wishful thinking or just crazy? — The New York Times just announced a new paywall that will let you see 20 articles a month and thereafter redirect you to a signup for paid access. However, if you follow a NYT link from some search engines and services like Twitter …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, GalleyCat and @scottros, more at Techmeme »
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab: “Please stop calling it a wall”: First thoughts on the Times' pay plan
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Will Hackers Dodge The New York Times Paywall?
Scott Rosenberg / @scottros: NYT analysis by @doctorow extends my basic argument: paywalls raise content's price at same moment they reduce its value http://is.gd/GfMb6L
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Comments on NYT paywall announcement — I had a pretty good idea the paywall announcement was coming soon when I wrote the piece about the Times paywall yesterday. Just a good guess, a feeling it was the time. — Now that I've had a chance to read the actual announcement, here's the main problem.
Discussion: Guardian, The Huffington Post, PC Magazine, GigaOM and Scripting News, more at Techmeme »
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: New York Times Online Subscription Service Launching March 28
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Why the New York Times Paywall Will Backfire
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Will we see the NY Times paywall soon?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
All You Need To Know About The NYTimes.com Paywall — The New York Times has just put up more information about its much awaited paywall. The digital subscription model was initially announced in January 2010 as an effort to create a second revenue stream while still preserving the newspaper's advertising business.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: How NYT Subscribers Can Get Print Plus Digital For Less Than Digital Alone
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:UK: New York Times Digital Subscriptions: The Unofficial FAQ
Susan Krashinsky / Globe and Mail: N.Y. Times unveils pay wall: Canada first
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: New York Times paywall rollout begins
PAPERMAG: Ke$ha Wants to Drink Your Blood + New York Times Online Isn't Free in Today's Eight Items or Less
Aria Hughes / mediabistro.com: The New York Times Announces Paywall
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About the New York Times Paywall, But Were Too Poor to Ask
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Full digital access to NYT.com to cost $455
Chris Davies / SlashGear: New York Times confirms paywall from March 28
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: The New York Times paywall launches 28 March, still free to read via search and social media
Federico Viticci / MacStories: The New York Times Will Use Apple's iOS Subscriptions by Federico Viticci
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times CEO on Pay Meter: Possible Slight Dip in Traffic Will be Short Term — About 15% of Times Online Visitors Will Hit Gate, Janet Robinson Says in Q+A — The New York Times on Thursday announced its long-gestating plan to charge the heaviest users of its web site …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, Epicenter and @johngapper
Rick Edmonds / Poynter: How The New York Times paywall could increase circulation and ad revenue, protect print and save journalism!
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Times CEO on Paywall: ‘This is a long-term strategy’
John C Abell / Epicenter: Game On: New York Times Unveils Digital Subscriptions
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole — There are a lot of interesting angles to the news this morning about The New York Times' new paywall. Top news will remain free, a set number of articles for all users will remain free, there will be different pricing tiers …
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: NYT Announces Paywall Details, In Effect March 28
Editor's Note: An apology — Two articles published by The Post online and in its print editions earlier this month contained substantial material that was borrowed and duplicated, without attribution, from The Arizona Republic newspaper. — The articles described an indictment …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times: Paper Admits to Plagiarism by Reporter
Michael Calderone / Washington Post: Washington Post apologizes for plagiarized articles; suspends Pulitzer-winner
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Resume Bias and Plagiarism
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Washington Post suspends reporter over plagiarism
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: WaPo Apologizes For ‘Substantial’ Plagiarism In 2 Articles; Suspends Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The Washington Post suspends one of its best reporters for plagiarism
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Washington Post Admits Plagiarism in Arizona Shooting Coverage
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error: Plagiarism at the Washington Post
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: The Washington Post does its part to save the planet by recycling material from other newspapers
Ray Wert / Jalopnik:
How The Detroit News Sold Its Soul — Scott Burgess resigned today as The Detroit News auto critic after his editors bowed to a request by an advertiser to water down his negative review of the Chrysler 200. This is why we can't have nice reviews anymore. UPDATE More »
Discussion: AdFreak, Poynter and Talking Biz News
David Griner / AdFreak: Detroit News regrets caving to its advertiser
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Detroit News auto writer quits after editors soften review
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Last Year Was a Good Year for Ad Spending, Report Finds — The recovery in advertising spending continued in the fourth quarter last year, according to a report that is to be released on Thursday morning, resulting in a solid full-year gain compared with the results of 2009.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Viral Videos Catch On That Only Hint at a Sponsor's Purpose — Can a man with a tiny electronic device hack into the multitude of jumbo screens in Times Square and play videos from his iPhone? Maybe, if you believe a YouTube video that has been watched by more than half a million viewers in the last four days.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: More Fake Videos As “Viral” Web Advertising-Where Is the Old Spice Guy When You Need Him?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: The Times Square Screen Hijacking Clip Was Just the Product of a New Viral Video Factory
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: That Times Square Hack Video Was An Ad For Some Movie
Jerry Brito / Techland: Can You Hack the Times Square JumboTron via iPhone ?
Jonathan Seitz / Nieman Reports:
British Libel Law: Its Ripple Effect on Journalists Worldwide — Germany's Duke of Brunswick was an overweight, autocratic paranoiac who was kicked out of his fiefdom by a peasant uprising. — A statement like that might be the reason why the United Kingdom has come to be considered the libel capital of the world.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Chicago Sun Times:
Sun-Times Media, Mesirow Financial chief Jim Tyree dies at 53 — James C. Tyree, chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial and the chairman of Sun-Times Media, died Wednesday afternoon after battling cancer for several months. He was 53. — “With a heavy heart, I am saddened to tell …
Arab Media & Society:
Can Al Jazeera English Leverage its ‘Egypt Moment’ into an American Audience? — Introduction — Al Jazeera English (AJE)1 entered the competitive global news field in late 2006, claiming to give a “voice to the voiceless” as the “world's first English language news channel to have its headquarters in the Middle East.”
Discussion: TVNewser and Media Network
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Study: Americans Think Al Jazeera English is Unbiased... When It Has a CNN Logo Placed On It
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
To what end? The question that kills media reinvention — There's an old church story about a small parish that brought in a new pastor amid certain bickering among the parishioners. The old pastor had retired, and, after some infighting, the church thought a little young blood would be good for everybody.
Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Houses Passes Bill Stripping Federal Funding for NPR — Vote Was on Party Lines, Democrats Dismissed Bill as ‘Distraction’ and a ‘Political Stunt’ — In a largely symbolic move, the House today voted to block all federal funding for NPR, a week after the embattled public radio station found itself …
Discussion: Washington Post, @teeghman and Political Punch