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Washington Post paywall to begin June 12

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The Washington Post will begin charging readers to access content on June 12, when the venerable news organization will roll out a multi-tiered subscription plan.

In a letter published in the Post Wednesday from publisher Katharine Weymouth, the organization announced that users will be able to access 20 articles per month for free before being prompted to pay.

The Post will charge $9.99 per month to gain unlimited access to washingtonpost.com and its mobile site. For $5 more, users will be able to use the Post's smartphone and tablet applications.

Those who subscribe to the newspaper will be given free, unlimited access to all of the Post's digital portals.

By comparison, the New York Times regularly charges $15 per month for access to nytimes.com and its smartphone apps; they charge $35 per month for full digital access. Those who do not pay can access 10 articles per month for free.

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