Increasingly, newspapers are charging for online content and limiting the free access offered to non-subcribers. The Los Angeles Times began charging a few weeks ago, and now The New York Times is doing the same. According to the Washington Business Journal, the New York Times will begin to reduce the access of non-subscribers from the current 20 free articles to 10 free articles next month. This is in hopes that readers will respond to the digital subscription packages the newspaper offers.
The Washington Post, on the other hand, is still offering free online access to its articles and Donald Graham, chief executive, has said that they have no plans to start charging soon.