Time magazine to focus on print and iPad distribution
Nieman Journalism Lab
Starting this week, to read full-length stories from Time magazine you will need to purchase the print or iPad edition of the newsweekly. Time.com will have excerpts of print stories as well as original, online-only content, but stories in the magazine will not be available on the Web.
Josh Benton reports that the excerpting of print content extends even to slide shows and letters to the editor.
Peter Kafka of AllThingsDigital points out that this does explain why Time believed people would pay for content on a tablet (the weekly iPad edition is $4.99) that was -- was -- available online for free.
> Time Inc. Starts Limiting Magazine Content on Web Site (AllThingsDigital)