The New York Times has announced a move to digital subscriptions on March 28th. Read A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions here. There a number of details surrounding the new system, which allows readers to click on up to 20 stories a month, with a couple of additional unrestricted access options. For details, please see The New York Times’ FAQ.
So what does this mean for Columbia affiliates? You will still have access to The New York Times through the over a dozen online current and historical subscription links of Columbia University Libraries – http://clio.cul.columbia.edu:7018/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=3327564. When you graduate, as an alum of the university, you will continue to have access to The New York Times and other newspapers and content through special vendor subscription arrangements, including ProQuest Newspapers and Factiva.
In the meantime, stay tuned and check out the following thoughts/in’s-and-out’s on the new paywall – perhaps the devil is not in the details!
- Dean Bill Grueskin, Columbia Journalism School, NYTimes.com Pay Scheme Has A Great Big Hole
- Paul Krugman, The Conscience of a Liberal, NYT, Digital Subscriptions
- Mark Coddington, Nieman Lab, This Week in Review: The Times’ pay plan unveiled…