BusinessWire – “Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that customers who subscribe to The New York Times for Kindle will be receiving access to The New York Times Web site at no additional charge. The date for Kindle New York Times subscribers’ free online access is yet undetermined; subscribers will receive further communication via e-mail in the coming weeks. “Customers love reading The New York Times on their Kindles,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “Given The Times’ transition to a digital subscription model, we’re excited to be able to offer Kindle subscribers online access to all the digital content available at NYTimes.com at no additional cost.”
Yale Daily News – “The New York Times will launch a paywall next Monday, but for Yalies, free access to “all the news that’s fit to print” will be just a few extra clicks away. Starting March 28, the Times will limit non-subscribers to 20 free online articles each month. Yale students will still have access to the Times’ online image edition — which features the newspaper in its original color print format dating back to May 2010, when the library started its subscription — through the library’s website. While only three of 20 students interviewed said they knew the library subscribed to the Times’ image edition, and only one had ever used it, half said they will turn to the library for access once the paywall is enacted.”
AdAge – “The New York Times today finally described the details of its plans to charge heavy users of its digital platforms, a bid to collect more revenue from readers and depend less on the vicissitudes of advertisers.
Under the plan, visitors to The New York Times Online will have access to 20 free articles a month. After that The Times will offer them a choice, the cheapest of which is $15 for a month of access to the site and a smartphone app. After that readers could pay $20 per for unfettered online access and its iPad app or $35 to cover all of the above.
Home-delivery subscribers will get all access at no extra charge, not including the Times on the Kindle and Nook. The plan goes into effect today in Canada and on March 28 in the United States and elsewhere.”