December 21, 2012

Regarding the ombudsman’s Dec. 16 column, “Reconsidering a paywall at The Post” [Sunday Opinion]:

All newspapers and magazines need to charge in order to pay their staffs. But one of the Internet’s blessings is the ability to read everything. So why don’t newspapers get together and sell joint subscriptions? I’d jump at an offer that gave me The Post, the New York Times, the choice of one big-city daily and two newsmagazines. I used to read Haaretz occasionally, but not enough to pay for it. Joint subscriptions could fill the needs of both omnivorous readers and newspaper publishers.

Ed Gogek, Prescott, Ariz.