The New Yorker, my favorite magazine, has just announced that they will eliminate their online paywall and make everything available for three months beginning on July 21st.
At the end of that period they will unveil a revised paywall. Right now, they make about a third of their articles available for free each week.
It’s good news for the short-term and bad news for the long-term. I’ve been a subscriber for twenty years, and love it. It’s paywall, however, has make it problematic to share many of its articles online. I just hope the system they end up instituting in November is not more restrictive than their present system.