In what is hardly a surprise, a rural newspaper in Farmville has put their articles and editorials behind a paywall. The paper itself has been available online for about two years.
I was looking for an article and when I clicked the link, a “Subscription” page came up. I have had my problems with them in the past, such as them claiming copyright on material that I had quoted from their paper, with attribution.
So what we have here is a situation where this newspaper wants me and others to look at ads on their website, but only if you pay again do you get to look at the articles. The content is not that special really.
And it’s not the New York Times either.