As you may imagine, gathering news is hard, time-consuming and expensive, which is why we charge a subscription to access all our content online, and part of why we charge for printed newspapers. But websites can offer more options for how you subscribe to our content than what we and most other websites currently offer. So my question is, what would you, our users, think of other options?
At this moment news organizations around the country are considering adding micropayments to their websites (the discussion, which comes up every couple years, was spurred this time by an article in Time magazine). That means that if you didn't want to pay for a subscription in general, you could pay for stories behind the subscription wall on an individual basis, like you can pay for individual songs on iTunes.
So when you go to a story that now says you can read the full story in the e-paper, it would give non-subscribers the option of paying 10¢ or whatever to read that one full story. Or it could work as a one-day subscription, where you'd pay 50¢ and have access to all that day's content -- just like buying a newspaper on the street or at a newsstand.
So what would you think of such a system?