Lets see newpapers and magazines are going to disappear for good over the next 5 years so they are trying to capitalize as much as they can today to make up for future losses. They really are going to start charging for access to their website....wow this should be interesting, I can guarantee even though you are paying a monthly fee you are still going to see worthless advertisements.....good luck with this, not many people are going to want to have an additional monthly bill on top of their cell phone bill, internet bill, satellite radio bill, cable bill, etc etc etc etc etc etc!!!! Would be nice if this was one huge joke of an idea, but its not!!!! This will not work! New York Times to start charging for website New York Times to start charging for website access, smart phone and tablet apps on March 28 ap On Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:28 am EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times says it will start charging for access to its website and for the use of smart phone and tablet applications later this month in the U.S. Beginning March 28, prices start at $15 for four weeks of full access to the website and the smart phone app. Subscribers to the printed edition will keep free access to the website and apps. Others will be able to view 20 articles a month for free on the website and see the "Top News" section in the apps. Newspapers are trying to increase digital revenue as online ad revenue, while growing, hasn't fully offset the declines in print. A similar system will go into effect on Thursday in Canada, which will serve as a testing ground.