The fewer people who read the Washington Post, the better it is for America:
The Washington Post will charge for access to its website beginning this summer. The move, which the company announced on Monday, confirms recent rumors and ends the Post’s role as the last major newspaper holding out against paywalls.
The Post’s paywall will be a leaky one, allowing readers to view 20 free articles a month with no limit for its home page, section front pages or classifieds. Students and teachers will have unlimited access at school, while civil servants and military personnel will have unlimited access at work. Home delivery subscribers will get a free digital subscription. The paper will also not count visits that come by way of Google or social media against a reader’s monthly quota. The Post has not yet announced how much a digital subscription will cost.
This is a good thing.
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