Wall Street Journal plans pay-per-article system

The Wall Street Journal will introduce a new micropayments system for its online content.

In what could...

The Wall Street Journal will introduce a new micropayments system for its online content.

In what could be a possible future business model for the rest of the publishing industry, The Wall Street Journal will allow customers to pay for individual articles if they do not want to pay the full annual subscription of $103 (£67).

The micropayments system will start this autumn, although the price per article has not been decided yet.

The announcement from Dow Jones' editor-in-chief Robert Thomson follows comments from Rupert Murdoch last week that News International is likely to start charging for online access to titles such as The Sun and The Times.

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