|By Shelly Palmer||
|March 15, 2013 03:01 AM EDT||
Don’t want to pony up for a full New York Times subscription? Just go grab a Venti Vanilla Latte at your nearest Starbucks and enjoy the written word of the Times’ journalists at no additional charge. The New York Times recently announced a partnership with the coffee chain that will offer customers on Starbucks’ Wi-Fi network 15 free articles a day. If you didn’t know, the Times has what’s called a ‘metered paywall’ on their site, which means readers can read 10 free stories a month before the Times makes them pay to access the rest. The free stories at Starbucks, which will include ones from its News, Business, Technology and Most Emailed sections, are in addition to the 10 free stories you’re given per month. But there’s a catch. The Times chooses the free Starbucks stories. While you can’t have free run of the entire Times site, at least you finally have another option besides a Bistro Box to pair with your morning coffee.