Months after moving its Op-Ed columnists behind a "paywall," the New York Times will now 'disconnect' columnists' public e-mail addresses, RAW STORY has learned.
The Times has advised papers which receive their news content to remove any old e-mail addresses which they may have published alongside Op-Ed columns.
"The New York Times no longer provides public e-mail addresses for its Op-Ed columnists," a memo obtained by RAW STORY asserts. "With the advent of the paper's online program TimesSelect, subscribers are invited to contact columnists from within The Times' Web site, nytimes.com."
It is unclear how non-subscribers will be able to contact individual columnists in the future.