You're so captured!
Quietly today, the Times flipped the switch on a capture system that demands you list an email and password with the site to access a local story. I know---it's so 1994. But that's russ.fishwrap.2.0 for you.
I can't imagine bothering to link to many such firewall insulated stories for a long time. If they need to build a list, they need to build it---but as for me, I think I can sit this one out. It shouldn't take long for them to revert.
UPDATE: Readers report that this is business as usual for them. It's not for me; I've been skating into local news on the same set-up for years. Last night, suddenly, I was hit with the registration screen, for the first time.
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