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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Times Select Deleted

posted by on August 7 at 10:17 AM

This is good news for readers of the NYT.

The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned. After much internal debate, Times executives—including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.—made the decision to end the subscription-only TimesSelect service but have yet to make an official announcement.

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Good move. Back in the day a new piece by Krugman or Brooks used to be fodder for some interesting discussion in the political blogosphere, but that's completely changed.

Posted by Gabriel | August 7, 2007 11:15 AM

What's that you say...? Stop forcing people to pay for content they can find elsewhere for free?! Why, that's just madness, DANG NABBIT!!

Mark my words- pretty soon they'll be running adverts, just like they do on the movin' picture box!

Posted by ol' man UNPAID BLOGGER | August 7, 2007 11:25 AM

About damn time. I miss my Maureen Dowd.

Posted by Gitai | August 7, 2007 11:47 AM

Hoo-ray! ...and Frank Rich, who is one of the four living word ninjas.

Posted by Bauhaus | August 7, 2007 11:53 AM

Now I can go back and read all those Sarah Vowell columns I didn't want to pay for.

Posted by elswinger | August 7, 2007 12:06 PM

I've paid the yearly fee since they started the damn thing. I HAVE TO HAVE THE NYT EVERY MORNING IN ITS ENTIRETY!!!!!

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 7, 2007 12:17 PM

Whooeee....charging was silly anyways.

Posted by Dianna | August 7, 2007 12:21 PM

But, but, I just PAID for a WHOLE YEAR!!!

Posted by arduous | August 7, 2007 12:22 PM

Way, Way, Way overdue.

Now i can finally get the print edition of the NYT to replace my cancelled WSJ subscription and not feel bad about where the money goes.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 7, 2007 12:59 PM


Posted by jkjk | August 7, 2007 2:08 PM

I never minded paying, except when reading that idiot Brooks.

Posted by Ivan | August 7, 2007 2:17 PM

w00t! I used to read the NYT op-ed page online every morning, and stopped when they wanted me to pay for it. I still read WaPo and LATimes, and will probably continue, but adding the Grey Lady back will be awesome too.

Posted by supergp | August 7, 2007 9:15 PM

It was always free if you had a .edu email address ;-)

Posted by aep | August 8, 2007 2:35 AM

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