Friday, August 17, 2007

Wall Street Journal free? TimesSelect closed doors

Rupert Murdoch has suggested that one of the media conglomerates first moves would be to make The Wall Street Journal free online. In a similar move, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has decided to cancel TimesSelect, the paper's experimental for-pay service. For $7.95 per month or $49.95 per year, TimesSelect readers received access to the paper's well-known columnists Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman and Frank Rich, in addition to its extensive archives and other content at The program started in 2005, at a time when other papers were abandoning online subscriptions. TimesSelect, had 221,000 subscribers in June. Article