The New York Times announced Wednesday that it intended to charge frequent readers for access to its Web site, as the paper is reying to find new revenue and combat the declines in the publishing industry.
Starting in early 2011, visitors to NYTimes.com will get a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers to the newspaper?s print edition will receive full access to the site, New York Times Co said.
The New York Times Company did not clarify how much it would cost or what the limit would be on free reading.
Two specialized papers charge already: The Wall Street Journal, which makes certain articles accessible only to subscribers, and The Financial Times, which allows non-paying readers to see up to 10 articles a month, a system close to what is planned by The Times.