I just read on Fred’s Humboldt Blog that the Times-Standard did away with their paid archives. Seems odd that they did so without fanfare. It makes me wonder if this is mistake. Let’s hope not. I have complained several times on this blog about the archives being hidden behind a payment system. Made no sense. I can’t imagine they made much money from that, and what little they did make should easily be offset by increased advertising displayed on past article pages. At the moment they don’t have much advertising on the archives.
If they maintain this policy it means I’ll be able to link to articles. And others will, too. Good for everyone.
I wonder if the policy change is in response to the Eureka Reporter’s web site which has never archived articles behind a payment system.