, other sites drop paywalls following Boston Marathon explosions will be available to nonsubscribers as the news organization continues to cover the explosions in Boston, Globe spokesperson Ellen Clegg said by phone. The home page currently redirects to a live blog about the explosions., the Globe's free site, will also drop the automatic registration requests readers get after they hit a certain number of pages.

The New York Times' pay gate is suspended, too, Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy says.

The Wall Street Journal's Boston content is free, spokesperson Sara Blask said on Twitter:


Related: How journalists are covering, reacting to Boston Marathon explosions | The New York Times & Wall Street Journal also dropped paywall during Hurricane Sandy

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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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