The Telegram & Gazette, a newspaper in Worcester, Mass., that is owned by The New York Times Co., said it would begin charging readers to view some of the local news articles that appear on the paper's website.
Starting yesterday, the paper has introduced a metered pay wall model that will allow readers to view 10 local news articles free each month. Once they reach that threshold, they will be able to buy a variety of online subscriptions, ranging from a $14.95 monthly pass to a $1 day pass. Subscribers to the paper's print edition will not be charged extra to read articles online. The flagship paper of The Telegram & Gazette's parent company, The New York Times, is preparing to begin its own metered pay wall early next year. The Times has not yet set a pricing schedule or said how many articles it would allow online readers to view before they are asked to pay. — © New York Times News Service