So the New York Times really did it: after months of speculation, years after its last failed attempt, it announced that it will charge online readers and explained why in a staff memo. There have been so many opinions ventured about this move that it’s become a big, boring, droning buzz.
The reality is that journalism costs money. There ain’t no free lunch. I’ll pay for access to the Times — as I did when they charged for “Times Select” service.