Murdochs NewsCorp will start charging for The Times and Sunday Times at last.
Readers will be offered a days use for £1, or £2 for a weeks subscription. Readers who have a seven-day subscription to the print editions will not be charged extra for access to the websites. International pricing has been set at $2/1.5 a day or $4/3 for a week.
The Irish Times are launching a subscription based epaper. in traditional format and a move away from a perception of the website as the newspaper on the web for free.
Pricing for the epaper is on a sliding scale, running from 1.80 for a single day to 9 for one month, 25 for three months and 89 for 12 months.
Does this mean the beginning of the end of the present online access?