Times Select Goes to the Graveyard

At midnight tomorrow night, the New York Times will end its hugely unpopular Times Select program, which required readers to pay to read their columnists.

It's been two years since I've read Maureen Dowd. I've only seen Frank Rich's column when another blogger has posted it. Sometimes, there would investigative pieces put behind the wall that I would have liked to have read and blogged about. Sometimes I read them on Lexis the next day. Mostly, I forgot by then.

The Times Select program had to be one of the worst decisions ever -- both business-wise for the Times and for news consumers.

Now that it's over, I'll be spending more time at the site.

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    As a subscriber to home delivery, I really (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 01:38:16 AM EST
    hope the NYT continues to publish the actual newspaper well into the future.  Not sure that will happen though, as the paper and more are now available for free on line.

    As a subcriber to home-delivery, (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 01:39:53 AM EST
    I'm hoping posting the entire paper on line doesn't lead to the demise of the newsprint version.