The Globe and Mail has announced it will move some of its digital content behind a paywall in the summer of 2012.
More details here:
The Globe and Mail will still feature a robust business-news site for non-subscribers, and that news will be available on mobile devices. Deeper analysis pieces, some feature columnists, and other exclusive features will be provided to paying subscribers. The subscription-based GlobeInvestorGold.com site, which offers personalized stock charts, e-mailed stock alerts and archived news reports, will be folded into the new paid product. It will be expanded with more personalized features for readers.
Do a thought experiment: one columnist is gassing off about something for free; another is gassing off on the same topic but wants you to pay to go behind a pay-wall to witness. Which will you read and link to?
PS. Looks like the Irvings don't get it either. Or maybe they do and this is just a desperate Hail Mary before the final dirt-nap.