What a terrific idea!
Charge for content nobody wanted to read when it was free.
Hint: try what the WSJ is doing by providing quality content from respected and OBJECTIVE reporting.
What NYT seems to not understand is that they're not government. When revenues go down they cannot raise taxes and have an army of thugs to ensure that you pay up.
The NYT cannot raise prices and demand more people buy something that they didn't really want for free.
Double down on stupid.