The New York Times will begin charging for access to articles on its website in January 2011, the Wall Street Journal reveals in a report.
Plans for paid access to the Grey Lady were announced earlier this year. Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, confirmed the date for launch at a Foreign Press Association dinner, in New York on Thursday, as he outlined a few further details of how its paywall would work.
“Those who mainly come to the website via search engines or links from blogs, and those who only come sporadically – in short, the bulk of our traffic – may never be asked to pay at all. People who have print subscriptions will get full website access without charge.”