HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas newspaper says it will
begin charging for access to its Web site this week, warning that
the days of giving content away for free are over.
The Valley Morning Star announced in its online edition Monday
that Web site access would remain free for subscribers who receive
the print edition seven days a week. But weekend subscribers and
non-subscribers will have to pay a 75-cent daily subscription fee
for the Web site. Monthly rates will also be available.
The Star is owned by Freedom Communications. The Star's
publisher Tyler Patton said his paper would be the first of
Freedom's newspaper to charge, but not the last.