New York Times Co. testing paid access in Massachusetts


If you want to find out what they New York Times metered pay wall will look like next year, you can check out the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, MA right now.

The Worcester daily, which is owned by the Times Co., instituted the metered system on Monday (8/16). It will allow online visitors to view 10 local news articles per month for free. After hitting that threshold they will be offered the opportunity to buy paid access, with options ranging from a $1 “day pass” to $14.95 for a full month.

People who subscribe to the print edition of the Telegram & Gazette will not have to pay for online access.

RBR-TVBR observation: Wow! This could generate hundreds of dollars a year for the NY Times Company. What will Pinch Sulzberger do with all that cash?