News International announce a paywall for the first of several of their titles.

The Times of London and its sister title The Sunday Times have announced that they will raise a paywall around their news and that online readers will be charged £1 for a day’s access to Times Plus and £2 for a week’s subscription from early summer. The News International chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, has been quoted as saying that other titles, such as the Sun and the News of the World, will follow:

“This is just the start. The Times and the Sunday Times are the first of our four titles in the UK to move to this new approach. These new sites, and the apps that will enhance the experience, reflect the identity of our titles and deliver a terrific experience for readers. We expect to attract a growing base of loyal customers that are committed and engaged with our titles.”

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