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New York Times Cuts Free Article Access By Half

The New York Times plans to cut the number of free articles non-subscribers can access each month by half, from 20 presently to just 10. The change takes effect in April.

NYT announces changesAbout a year ago, the newspaper site announced it would begin charging online readers for access to its stories and content accessed via NYTimes.com and its spread of tablet and smartphone apps. At the time, and since, the site offered 20 free articles per month, even to non-subscribers. Beginning next month, that goes down to 10 articles per month.

According to the Times, the change “strikes a better balance between visiting and subscribing”:

We think 10 articles a month, plus free access to our home page, strikes a better balance between visiting and subscribing. Most of our readers will continue to enjoy their Times experience without interruption. At the same time, the change provides us with an opportunity to convince another segment of our audience that what The Times has to offer is worth paying for.

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Campaign finance updates in real time? There’s an API for that

Recognizing an always-on political news cycle demands immediate updates, the New York Times says its updated its campaign finance API to make updates in real time. This will give them (and other apps using this Application Programming Interface, which allows outside app developers to retrieve the data collected) access to information significantly quicker than prior incarnations.

The API, which initially launched during the 2008 presidential election, previously updated every other week. In some cases, some data updated daily, according to a post about the upgrade from NYT developer Derek Willis. Now, the updates happen within minutes after the FEC receives them (updated every 15 minutes).
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Fake NYT Email Address Spams Users About Home Delivery

Around 1:30pm EST, I received an email from the address “nytimes@email.newyorktimes.com” regarding a recent cancellation of home delivery. I thought it was strange, since I’m not a home delivery subscriber, and chalked it up to a simple mistake. But according to the NYTimes’ Twitter account, the email is in fact a fake. “If you received an email today about canceling your NYT subscription, ignore it. It’s not from us,” tweeted @nytimes shortly after the email was sent.  The Times’ SVP of Corporate Communications, Robert Christie, added, “We are investigating emails, please contact Eileen Murphy for full comment: eileen.murphy@nytimes.com.”

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