An anonymous source has told the Washington Post that the Washington Post will probably install a paywall:
The Washington Post will probably start charging online readers for access to newspaper articles in the middle of next year, a person familiar with the plans said.The story that anonymous sources say that the Washington Post will probably install a paywall was first reported in the Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post reportedly considering adding a paywall in 2013, Washington Post
The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts against the trend of charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to reverse that decision in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.The Journal meets the two source rule for reporting from anonymous sources ("people familar with the matter"). The Post does not ("a person familiar with the plans"). Apparently, the Journal has developed a better source network inside the Post, than the Post has.
Washington Post Plans a Paywall, Wall Street Journal
I think the plan sucks.
The Post is nice for keeping up with all the anonymous source posturings on the issues of the day.
But I wouldn't want to have to pay for that kind of shit.