Prepare to pay toll
As many of you are already aware, as of October 10, Baltimoresun.com will become a subscription site, and this blog is one of the many offerings on the site that you will have to pay to read.
The charge is modest: about thirty-five cents a day, $2.49 a week, $49.99 for twenty-six weeks. Subscribers to the print edition will get a discounted rate, seventy-five cents a week, or $29.99 a year. That’s less a week than you would pay for a medium cappuccino.
Those who don’t subscribe will have free access to fifteen page views a month, as well as access to the section fronts and classified ads. You can click on this link for details.
You may, as always, comment freely below, but I am not going to enter into a discussion of the merits of digital subscriptions or other matters above my pay grade. Once October 10 arrives, if you want to travel regularly to Wordville, you will have to pay a small toll.
I hope that many, even most, of you will be willing to do so. This blog is the better for your presence, your comments and private messages, your suggestions, your information. I have learned a great deal from associating with you and taken considerable pleasure in our association.
As The Baltimore Sun continues to navigate the uncharted waters of digital journalism, your company on board would be welcome.