Attention freeloaders — you’re days of consuming The New Yorker content in order to seem smarter are officially over. The magazine has relaunched its paywall, which locks out non-subscribers after they read six articles per month. Non-subscibers will still be able to view The New Yorker’s homepage, content sections, video hub and the Goings On About Town listings.
In a letter to readers, The New Yorker editors give a little more detail on the latest version of its paywall:
The truth is that, ever since The New Yorker went online, we’ve always had a paywall. (Remember those bewildering little blue locks?) Now all pieces—Web and print—will live in front of it, and you can start wherever you wish. If you already subscribe, all you have to do is sign in and it’s clear sailing. If you don’t, you get to read six stories each calendar month, whether from the current issue, from an issue published five years ago, or from a blog updated ten minutes ago. If you want to make the ‘wall’ go away and read a seventh, you’ll have to subscribe.
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