Update: NY Times Online considers charging

Update on NY Times Online considers subscription fee from Newsday — Times may charge fee on Web site. “(I)t doesn’t immediately plan to charge a subscription fee for access to its Web site, but an online survey hinted at moves in that direction.”

Also: “The survey outlined pricing options from $13.49 to $15.99 a month for full access. Daily access might be obtained for $1 a day.”

This comes just days after NY Times runs piece on day Dow Jones completes purchase of Marketwatch about news sites having an inventory shortage as demand to advertise online runs ahead of their ability to deliver page views. With MarketWatch now, Dow Jones hopes to capture more advertising than it had available with wsj.com

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