New York Times to end paid Web service: report

The New York Times Co. (NYT.N) plans to stop charging Internet users for access to its columnists and Op-Ed pieces on a section of its Web site known as TimesSelect, The New York Post reported on Tuesday. —New York Times to end paid Web service: report (Yahoo! | Reuters)

Certain upscale and targeted audiences will pay for some premium content, but this decision suggests the amount of money the Times made off of its premium content is not worth the hassle (and is not worth the income the company stands to make if this previously walled-off content is opened up to search engines and bloggers).