New York Magazine reports that the New York Times is going to a paid model in the coming months and the time frame coincides with Apple’s tablet launch, which also is expected to go public in the coming months. That’s not the only really vague correlation, however.
Bill Keller, Executive Editor for the New York Times recently told an internal meeting of NY Times employees:
“I’m hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate…“
Finally, Apple CEO Steve Jobs often uses the New York Times when demonstrating the iPhone’s web browsing capabilities. In fact, at the original introduction of the iPhone (below), when demonstrating mobile Safari the first time, the New York Times was the first real site that he demonstrated.
While the NYTimes may have content specifically for the tablet, there will of course need to be other means by which readers can purchase and view Times articles. Most notably, on any Web browser out there.