The article discusses The New York Times plan to charge readers for its material. The charges will begin March 28 and their payments will depend on the type(s) of technology readers want their daily addition on. The New York Times admits that it is something that has been a work in progress, and the biggest struggle was whether or not it would work. The biggest question the Times would have to face, "would readers be willing to pay to read its journalism online?"
The Times article explains the debate among readers, executives, editors and reporters. The Times approaches the article from not only a readers standpoint, but also those inside the business. Peters gets multiple views and explains the conflict of those who are willing to pay and those resenting the payment model.
"The same debate raged inside The Times, with executives and senior editors sometimes heatedly taking sides. In the middle was Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of the company, who grew to embrace the idea of a pay model. But he was opposed by several senior executives, especially those who had worked to build NYTimes.com into the most visited newspaper site in the world," according to the article posted in The Times.