The NY Times Has Given Up on TimesSelect,
reasoning that these days you want to draw in eyeballs and sell ads rather than keep them away and sell content. (Hat tip: Instapundit) The story also notes that changes may be coming over at the Wall Street Journal's website:
The Wall Street Journal, published by Dow Jones & Company, is the only major newspaper in the country to charge for access to most of its Web site, which it began doing in 1996. The Journal has nearly one million paying online readers, generating about $65 million in revenue.
Dow Jones and the company that is about to take it over, the News Corporation, are discussing whether to continue that practice, according to people briefed on those talks. Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation chairman, has talked of the possibility of making access to The Journal free online.