The Seattle Times announced last month that they would erect a $4-per-week website paywall starting in mid-March. But now we're heading into the days of late-March... and their "quality journalism" is still free as ever. So what's up? Jill Mackie, the vice president of public affairs, says they "will be launching digital subscriptions, slightly later than we initially expected, but soon. At this point, I can't share a specific date."
Until then, enjoy their quality journalism for free, such as their fine editorial from yesterday that argues developers who benefit from building taller towers in South Lake Union should should pay less towards low-income housing.
One great reason: "The Times has property on the market and would be hurt by a sudden increase in the city’s fee," the paper points out. Doesn't that make you feel generous about paying for quality journalism, Seattle?