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The Times & The Sunday Times Launch New Sites – Paywall to Follow

Following on from the post earlier this year and Murdochs paywall plans, the Times and Sunday Times newspapers have revealed their new-look websites as they prepare to charge readers, before the charging starts people who register will be able to register will be able to access the websites for free until late June after that it will be £1 per day or £2 for a weeks subscription to the Times.

I do like what  they have done with the design nice and clean and very functional and I do like how they have managed to retain the look of the traditional print item which should lend it to becoming quite popular with the iPad / Tablet fraternity although they may have on navigation for touch devices but sure there will be an app for it .

One last thing I like which is not really an online newspaper first but it does change their offering  away from reporting yesterdays news and gives them the opportunity to post live reports.

With newspaper sales in decline and advertising increasingly moving online, print owners have been searching for a business model that will make profits from their websites, whether or not it proves popular enough for people to pay remains another story that only time will tell.

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ith newspaper sales in decline and advertising increasingly moving online, owners have been searching for a business model that will make profits from their websites

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