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
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: Call it the Frank Rich Discount: The Sunday New York Times moves from premium product to loss leader …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: New York Times Paywall Launches Today In Canada; Globally March 28
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
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: The New York Times' Porous Paywall
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: NYTimes.com Paywall Picture About To Get Much Clearer
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: New York Times paywall plans are ambitious and sort of crazy
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will You Pay for the New York Times Online? [POLL]
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
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: NY Times Rolls Out Pay Model for Website, Mobile Editions
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: New York Times Reveals Paywall Plan
David Cohen / WebNewser: The New York Times to Erect Paywall March 28
Eric Zorn / Change of Subject: Media news and views
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: NYT Announces Paywall Details, In Effect March 28
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Announces Paywall
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: New York Times paywall: sense prevails over ideology (almost)
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Paywall Goes Up at The New York Times on March 28
Bill Gorman / TVbytheNumbers: Unlike The New York Times, TV by the Numbers Will Not Be Putting Up A Pay Wall
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
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The NYT And The Blogosphere — The key paragraph in the new paywall announcement:
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
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: NYT introducing new roulette paywall, where whether you have to pay or not depends on how the ball drops
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: New York Times Announces New Digital Subscription Plans
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The New York Times' Permeable Paywall: Coming March 28th
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
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: NY Times Ending Free Digital Lunch (Mostly). Will You Pay?
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook: Editor's Note: DealBook and Digital Subscriptions
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: New York Times to Launch Pay Wall March 28
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com: New York Times paywall coming March 28
@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.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Paywall for The New York Times Set for March 28
Michael Learmonth / @learmonth: pro-tip: switch browsers, use google and gobble all the adage.com you want
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.
@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
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
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
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
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?
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 …
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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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Dumb, Da, Dumb, Dumb . . . The NYT's Digital Pricing Plan Discriminates By Device
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: And finally, The New York Times paywall has arrived!
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Times Paywall: How About Yearly and Less Dearly?
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Times Reveals Details of Digital Subscriptions: Only Twenty Articles a Month Before You Hit Pay Wall
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.
Discussion: New York Times, Nieman Journalism Lab, Media Money …, The Wire, Yahoo! News, Guardian, AdAge, On Media's Blog, mediabistro.com, Runnin' Scared, Tech Trader Daily, SlashGear, Globe and Mail, CNET News, The Next Web, MacRumors and MacStories, Thanks:taylorbuley
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
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: New York Times paywall rollout begins
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
Chris Davies / SlashGear: New York Times confirms paywall from March 28
Susan Krashinsky / Globe and Mail: N.Y. Times unveils pay wall: Canada first
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Full digital access to NYT.com to cost $455
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 …
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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
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The Washington Post suspends one of its best reporters for plagiarism
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: WaPo Apologizes For ‘Substantial’ Plagiarism In 2 Articles; Suspends Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter
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.
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 …
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?
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: That Times Square Hack Video Was An Ad For Some Movie
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: The Times Square Screen Hijacking Clip Was Just the Product of a New Viral Video Factory
Jerry Brito / Techland: Can You Hack the Times Square JumboTron via iPhone ?
Desmond puts magazines up for sale — Richard Desmond, the founder and owner of Northern & Shell, has put its magazine titles up for sale, including his flagship celebrity-led monthly OK! Magazine. … Media Week can reveal that Desmond has employed investment bank Barclays Capital …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Is AOL Skirting Worker-Protection Law With Mass Layoff? — Last week, as you might already know, AOL laid off over 200 U.S.-based employees, the vast majority of them from its Manhattan-based media operation. But that's not the full tally of those who will lose their jobs as a result …
Discussion: mediabistro.com, New York Magazine and Poynter
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 03.17.11
Julie Gerstein / New York Magazine: Is AOL Attempting to Skirt Employee Protection Laws?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: AOL says WARN Act doesn't apply to its contract employees, but...
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.
Sophia Pearson / Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. Sued by Amalgamated Over Shine Group Purchase — Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp. (NWSA) were sued over claims he is causing the company to pay about $675 million for “nepotism” in its purchase of his daughter's U.K.-based television production company Shine Group Ltd.
Discussion: Company Town
Dan Sabbagh / paidContent:
The Daily Set For Europe Availability; 5,000 Subs? — Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper The Daily will be available in the UK within months, depending on when Apple's new online subscription model becomes available in this country. — The chief digital officer of Murdoch's News Corporation …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Murdoch's The Daily ‘faces a moment of truth next week’
Peter Cohen / The Loop: The Daily faces ‘moment of truth next week’