Il New York Times online passa a pagamento dal 28 marzo

Il New York Times passa a pagamento dal 28 marzo prossimo negli Stati Uniti e a livello globale e a partire da oggi in Canada. Tre diversi tipi di abbonamento, a partire da 15 dollari al mese. I non abbonati potranno consultare gratuitamente un massimo 20 articoli al mese.

Beginning March 28, visitors to will be able to read 20 articles a month without paying, a limit that company executives said was intended to draw in subscription revenue from the most loyal readers while not driving away the casual visitors who make up a vast majority of the site’s traffic.

Once readers click on their 21st article, they will have the option of buying one of three digital news packages — $15 every four weeks for access to the Web site and a mobile phone app, $20 for Web access and an iPad app or $35 for an all-access plan.

All subscribers who receive the paper through home delivery will have free and unlimited access across all Times digital platforms except, for now, e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. Subscribers to The International Herald Tribune, which is The Times’s global edition, will also have free digital access.