Josh Halliday takes a peak at the upcoming metered paywall at The New York Times:
Arthur Sulzberger was speaking at the Financial Times Digital Media conference in London. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Arthur Sulzberger, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times, is bullish about plans to charge for access to the paper’s website – despite long delays in its launch.
Sulzberger, speaking at the Financial Times Digital Media conference in London on Wednesday, said the New York Times would unveil its metered model “very shortly”. He also revealed plans to begin charging for its iPad app.
The New York Times website, which is the most-read newspaper site in the world, will not see a “massive fall in drop in traffic” when it introduces charging for its content, Sulzberger predicted.