THE loyalty of readers accustomed to getting their news online free is about to be tested, as Australia's largest newspaper groups prepare to charge for access to their websites.
Fairfax Media is considering two levels of access, one free and the other incurring a charge, as newspapers move to protect declining revenues.
No mention of fees yet.
Does this spell the beginning of the end of free news from the maintream papers?
Will it work?
How much $$ is a fair amount to pay?