The New York Times is sussing out its subscribers about a five-dollar monthly fee to gain access to its content online --- and half that for existing print subscribers.
The Times circulated a survey this week to its subscribers that indicated the news organization is contemplating a firewalled content stream. The survey gives respondents options and clearly permits them to voice their opposition.
The Times has indicated in recent weeks that it's prepared to regenerate a firewall earlier taken down with the dissolution of the TimesSelect service. Other organizations are considering measures to further monetize their Web offerings.