After much, much anticipation among media nerds, the New York Times has finally released the details of its online paywall. Which is coming to take your money very, very soon!
- It begins on March 28. Get your free reading in now.
- [Unless you're in Canada, in which case it begins right now, because they're using you Canadians to work out the bugs. Sorry.]
- Everyone gets to read 20 free articles per month on NYTimes.com. Then the fun starts.
- "Once readers click on their 21st article, they will have the option of buying one of three digital news packages - $15 for a month of access to the Web site and a mobile phone app; $20 for Web access and an iPad app; and $35 for an all-access plan."
- Home delivery subscribers get online access for free.
- Fortunately for cheapskates, there are built-in workarounds! You'll be able to see articles from links to NYTimes.com from Google, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (huzzah!) even if you've already reached your 20-article limit.
- Also: "When you visit NYTimes.com by clicking links in Google search results, you'll enjoy up to five free articles per day."
- A full list of FAQs is here.
Gawker.com is still free!
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