We used to have free online newspapers to read. Look like one after another they are going paid subscription way.
Some say if you want quality journalism you have to pay to read just like the old days of buying physical newspapers.
Once you have free online news for several years people are not used to pay for it. But if all newspapers do that (Looks like they are all doing it in Australia now) then readers just have to pay for it.
Are you willing to pay for online newspaper subscription?