Tuesday, August 07, 2007

TimesSelect has freed it's content

Good! Now I can ridicule Maureen Dowd and Frank Rick!

The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.

After much internal debate, Times executives - including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. - made the decision to end the subscription-only TimesSelect service but have yet to make an official announcement, according to a source briefed on the matter.


The number of Web-only subscribers who pay $7.95 a month or $49.95 a year fell to just over 221,000 in June, down from more than 224,000 in April.

It's not surprising that the were losing revenue, most bloggers predicted at the time.