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'NYT' Looks To WeightWatchers For Internet tips

  • Reuters, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:10 PM
New York Times Co. is completing plans to charge readers for online news after spending a year studying Web sites such as Consumer Reports and WeightWatchers. The New York Times, which in 2007 abandoned its first big effort to charge consumers to read its columnists online, is betting it can overcome readers' objections to paying for news they have grown accustomed to reading free of charge.

The newspaper said they would announce as early as January prices for its 'metered' Internet model, apps for smartphones and tablets and newspapers delivered to people's doors and other details. In its metered model, the company plans to charge readers next year after they access a limited number of articles for free on

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