NYT Considers $5 Monthly Web-Acces Fee

Considering that I used to pay $300 to $400 a year to read the Times (picking it up most weekdays and most Sundays), $5 a month would be a bargain. But if they’re going to make it work, they’ll have to think through some very basic web-compatible concepts – like how people link to articles that aren’t free.

Someone needs to come up with the paradigm shifting model that reconciles two (currently) diametrically opposes ideas: 1) information wants to be free; and 2) news is worth paying for.