New York Times to restore paywall after 5 days of free access

The New York Times will restore its paywall later today, after providing five days of free access as a public service during Hurricane Sandy.

A note on the Times’ website reads:

Later today The Times is reinstating the normal free article limit on nytimes.com and its mobile apps. The limit was lifted as a service to readers during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.

Once the paywall is restored, non-subscribers can read only 10 articles. The Times suspended its paywall last year for a short period when Hurricane Irene threatened New York. “This is for sure the longest period of time” the paywall’s been lowered, Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Poynter in an email.

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