In January of 2011, the NYTimes has announced that its online site will go on the dime. Users will have to pay again for reading pages on the website. This is not the first foray into charging – for a period in 2006-2008 NYTimes charged for reading its most popular editorial writers and some additional features but then removed all charges. It is free until 2011. In the upcoming pay-to-read service, any links to the NYTimes will be honored plus some limited additional free browsing like at the WSJ or Financial Times. But like the other institutions, the NYTimes is determined to make online editions pay for themselves through user fees.
One can follow the litany of provocations from North Korea with absolute clarity of images, stories, and links as seen above. In sum, the NYTimes appears determined to enter the fray for paid online new source with best set of Web UI apps in its editorial arsenal as well as the most diverse options for viewing – Times Reader, Android and iPad apps, plus the most mashable Web edition.