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Norman Baggs: Why all news on the web isnt free; it costs to produce it
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One of the most persistent complaints we have at The Times is from readers who access our website,, only to discover that they are expected to have a subscription in order to read the stories published there. This seems to be particularly true of those who access the website through social media, such as Facebook. A common complaint is one that goes something like, “I’m not paying to read anything online.