Wednesday, September 19, 2007

All the news that's fit to view online.

The New York Times archive is now accessible to everyone online.
So is the opinion page.

This is great news. I had been looking for articles in papers other than the New York Times when I wanted to share them online (by posting, or by sending someone a link via email). That drill (read about something in the Times, find a similar story online in newspaper with open access, and then post or share that) is over.

Dear Home Delivery Subscriber,

We are ending TimesSelect, effective today. This will not affect any services you are already receiving as a home delivery customer.

The Times's Op-Ed and news columns are now available to everyone free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now free back to 1987 for all of our readers.

Why the change?

Since we launched TimesSelect, the Web has evolved into an increasingly open environment. Readers find more news in a greater number of places and interact with it in more meaningful ways. This decision enhances the free flow of New York Times reporting and analysis around the world. It will enable everyone, everywhere to read our news and opinion - as well as to share it, link to it and comment on it.

All other benefits of home delivery remain the same. You will continue to have complimentary access (100 articles every month) to the complete online Archive back to 1851. For additional benefits, including our All Access suite of digital products, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/allaccess.

We thank you for your support of TimesSelect, and hope you continue to enjoy The New York Times in all its electronic and print forms.

For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, click here:

http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/ts

Sincerely,

Vivian Schiller
Senior Vice President & General Manager
NYTimes.com
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