March 31, 2011
Want to Read More Than Your Monthly Quota of Free New York Times Articles?
Digital Inspiration explains how to get past the New York Times paywall. [JH]
How admirable that someone has not only discovered, but made public, a way to cheat the New York Times, arguably the best newspaper in the country,out of much needed revenue. This must be very appealing to the same people who listen to public radio and never donate a dime. If you don't want to pay for online access, simply call the NY Times subscription dept. and request a print subscription for Monday - Saturday or Monday - Friday at the 50% discounted educational rate. This is available to anyone in the education profession, so long as one has a .edu e-mail address. You don't have to purchase the Sunday edition (which is the most expensive issue of the week, obviously). My annual print subscription is $151.00, and I can read it on my smart phone, laptop, iPad or any other electronic device at no additional charge.
I don't know about the author of this post, but I don't work for free. And I certainly don't expect journalists of the caliber of Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, Joe Nocero, Gail Collins or Bob Herbert, to mention just a few, to do so either. I'm delighted to pay for the New York Times because I want it to retain its current quality level. If people continue to steal it, we will all have to live with the eventual but inevitable results. Just look at what's happened to other large city newspapers in recent years and get a clue. Sorry, just because we're librarians doesn't mean we are more entitled than the extraordinarily talented journalists at the Times, whether you love 'em or hate 'em.
Posted by: Laura Justiss | Apr 4, 2011 2:58:16 PM