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New York Times is free online through the election

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The New York Times‘ website is dropping its paywall until after the election. Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Editorial Page Editor James Bennet announced the move Sunday in an email to readers. “We believe that everyone, without exception, deserves a deeper understanding of the candidates, the issues and the results of this unprecedented election,” they wrote.  “So we have decided to open our digital platforms to all — without charge — on Nov. 7, 8 and 9,” they added. “… No matter who…

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Tampa Bay Times tweaks paywall temporarily

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No, the Tampa Bay Times hasn’t dropped its paywall. A couple of FloridaPolitics.com readers on Wednesday mused whether the St. Petersburg-based newspaper, Florida’s largest by circulation, had done so, judging by a “seeming plethora of free content.” But a Times spokeswoman says the paywall has been temporarily loosened but not lifted. As a refresher, a paywall “prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content (most notably news content and scholarly publications) without a paid subscription,” according to Mashable, the tech news and digital culture…

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