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NYT on web to charge for columns

Starting in September, a new service called TimesSelect will charge $49.95 a year for access to op-ed and certain other columnists, the New York Times archives, early looks at some stories and assorted benefits. It will be free to home delivery subscribers to the paper. Romenesko has the memo, has more details.

At In this week's L.A. Business Journal, general manager Robertson Barrett says there will be fees of some kind on his site too: "Wed like to offer the widest possible premium content in the future." The story says that the LAT website employs about 70 people, down from 100.

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