Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mod-Blog Embargo of NYT Ends

Today, the New York Times has announced their policy of charging for content has ended, and that over the course of the next week, the "New York Times Premium" content will transition over to a free ad-based model instead. With that news, the Mod-Blog embargo of NYT stories (imperfectly maintained, but generally in force over the last year) can finally end. I welcome this news, and the return to sanity that it represents. I appreciate the NYT's need to make money to support their efforts, but when every other newpaper on the web can do it with advertising, the old Grey Lady should be able to do the same.

4 comments:

"Nick" said...

I would wonder, however, why you call this past year the "least" year... it seemed pretty good to me. Not stellar maybe, but certainly a "very good year" to quote Sinatra...

:)

shadowmom1 said...

Somehow, I think he meant the LAST year.

Nomad said...

I could probably defend myself by noting this has been the NYT's LEAST profitable year on record, but I'll just be a man and own up to the fact that I made a spelling mistake. Fixed now.

"Nick" said...

Just messing with you:)