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Weekly News Digest

March 21, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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The New York Times to Launch Paid Digital Subscriptions

The New York Times will begin charging for web use on March 28 in the U.S. It was introduced in Canada on March 17, 2011. Under the plan, visitors to will be able to read 20 articles a month free. The most frequent users will pay $15 a month; print subscribers will have unlimited access. International Herald Tribune subscribers will also receive free access to The home page at and all section fronts will remain free to browse for all users at all times.

Readers who come to Times articles through links from search engines, blogs, and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read those articles, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit. For some search engines, users will have a daily limit of free links to Times articles. On the Times’ smartphone and tablet apps, the Top News section will remain free of charge. For access to all other sections within the apps, you will be asked to become a digital subscriber.

The Times is offering three digital subscription packages that allow you to choose from a variety of devices (computer, smartphone, or tablet). More information about these plans is available at

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Source: The New York Times

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