The Online Journalism Review's Mark Glaser tries to make sense of the L.A. Times putting content from Calendar behind the pay-for-access wall. It was done mainly to create new incentives to subscribe to the paper, but are the Times listings and coverage truly premium content? Not to David Poland of The Hot Button:
Times media critic David Shaw laments the diminished reach of his column in Sunday Calendar, but he's philosophic about it.
The wall apparently blocks anything that runs in the print Calendar sections: feature stories, culture stories, even letters to the editor and the edited-down Liz Smith column, available in longer form at the New York Post.