Media Mix: The New Yorker’s Paywall Is Back

New Yorker coverRemember back in July when The New Yorker announced that it was going to drop its paywall and we all made plans to read all of the long stories from the archives that we always mean to read but never do? Well, it’s practically Thanksgiving and we didn’t end up doing a lot of things we meant to do. And now, the paywall is back. But this time its metered, which means that non-subscribers can read six pieces of New Yorker content per month (blog posts count) before having to cough up what, as the letter from the editors points out, is less than the price of a “good” cup of coffee for unlimited access. The tricky part, though, is remembering our login information. (The New Yorker)

The Awl will be down this morning for scheduled maintenance because The Awl doesn’t care about Tuesday morning traffic. “We apologize for any inconvenience our downtime may cause, lol,” the site announced. Lol, indeed. (The Awl)

The Associated Press wants the Justice Department to promise that the FBI will never again pretend to be a journalist for a case after the news that an agent impersonated an AP reporter in 2007. (AP/Huffington Post)

Speaking of pretending, Hanna Rosin confronted her former friend, Stephen Glass 16 years after he got caught fabricating stories for The New Republic. (The New Republic)

And 27 years later, the details of the Gary Hart scandal are still being disputed. (Huffington Post)

Media Mix: The New Yorker’s Paywall Is Back