RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The recent move by The New York Times (no relation to us) to begin charging for access to digital content marks a major milestone in news publisher's efforts to recover a profitable business model. While The Wall Street Journal has famously always used this, most news sites have remained free while the industry tried to figure out how to make money from online advertising sales.
Rio's largest newspaper, O Globo has long since required a subscription to access archive news online, and the notion . . .