The Washington Post to Add Paywall

Do you read The Washington Post online a lot? Get ready to pay for it. The news organization said today that it will begin to charge people who read more than 20 articles a month beginning this summer. Multimedia pieces are counted among these.

The paper did not say how much it would charge, but there are reports that the company has plans to launch an app which could encourage growth in digital subscriptions. Here are more details from a report in The Washington Post: “Its home-delivery subscribers will have free access to all of The Post’s digital products, and students, teachers, school administrators, government employees and military personnel will have unlimited access to the Web site while in their schools and workplaces.”

Twenty articles is generous compared with The New York Times, which puts up a paywall after ten articles.