Even though winter storm Juno failed to live up to predictions that it would be historically terrible for New York City, its two biggest dailies are still offering coverage for free.
Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have dropped their paywalls for coverage relating to the snowstorm. This doesn’t mean all of the content is fair game, though; they still kick in if you try to browse unrelated stories.
The WSJ and The Times have allowed free access to their content several times before in cases of emergencies or important events:
- In 2013, when a winter storm was bearing down on the Northeast, both papers dropped their paywalls.
- Both papers suspended their paywalls for coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
- The New York Times dropped its paywall for Election Day in 2012 and for Hurricane Irene in 2011.
from Poynter. http://ift.tt/1yrwsZJ