FT.com starts charging

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FT.com is to start charging for content from next month. The pink paper's Web site explained that the latest news plus some comment and analysis will still be free.

However, it will start charging for some columnists, most notably the Lex column, plus access to articles spanning the last five years.

Subscription charges start at £75 a year.

Punters looking for a more detailed service will be expected to shell out £200 a year.

FT.com announced last month that it would start charging for content.

It reckons this strategy of "enhancing the free part of the site while creating a specialised subscription service will be closely watched in the media industry".

Is that right? ®

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