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Who Will Control the Cost of the NYT On Digital Readers?

February 19th, 2010 02:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

RobotRunAmok writes “Ryan Tate, at Gawker, describes the ‘heated turf war’ waging at the New York Times. The print and digital divisions have differing views over how much a subscription to the Gray Lady (iPad edition) should cost. The print troops believe $20-$30 monthly is the proper price point (fearing that setting the mark any lower will jeopardize print distribution), while the digital soldiers are digging in their heels at $10 a month. The Kindle version is already managed by the Print Army, so don’t count on logic necessarily driving any decisions here. It’s complicated: the Web version of the paper is still free through 2011, and the computer ‘Times Reader’ has already been released and priced at $14.95 monthly.”

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