4 free ways to keep reading The New York Times
The New York Times is now charging for digital content for nonsubscribers. But with a little ingenuity, there are ways to scale the pay wall.
The New York Times has begun charging for its digital content -- a big deal because the venerable newspaper churns out so many exclusive stories and fascinating graphics (for example, this one, which lets you figure out how to balance the federal deficit).
If you are a home delivery subscriber of the Times, you still have unlimited free access to their news online. But if you're not, what used to be free now costs $15 a month for access to the website and mobile app -- or $20 a month for both the website and the iPad app. Want the website, phone, and iPad in one package? That's a whopping $35 per month. Post continues after video.
But there are ways around paying, as the paper itself explains:
- "On NYTimes.com, you can view 20 articles each month at no charge (including slide shows, videos and other features)." But after that, you have to pay.
- "On our smartphone and tablet apps, the Top News section will remain free of charge." That means you can use those apps to read the day's headlines but nothing else.
- "Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read those articles, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit." So one way to read articles free is to follow as many New York Times Twitter accounts as possible: Here's a list. Another, of course, is to visit sites like this one or others that link to New York Times articles.
- "The home page at NYTimes.com and all section fronts will remain free to browse for all users at all times." Of course, that doesn't really help when you want to drill down and read more -- but it does mean you can then search for outside links or find a link on Twitter and get that content for free.
Bottom line: You can still get a lot of The New York Times for free, but it'll take more of your time to find it.
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