News Corporation, an international media corporation, plans to introduce payment for access to its Internet resources, in particular to publications, from June this year The Times of London и The Sunday Times, reports Businessweek.
Both news resources will be launched in May and users will have the opportunity to enjoy first-hand news during the trial period. This period will be short, in a month for access to news articles there will be a fee of 1 pound sterling (1.48 US dollars) for a day of access or 2 pounds for a week.
According to the owner News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, others will follow this step. Paid access to news resources, restriction of the free use of media resources, attempts to control search engines have long been actively promoted by the media mogul. The results of using such a payment model will show whether there is a future for such a business approach to distributing news and how loyal readers will be to these and similar resources.