The management of the Boston Globe has informed its union bosses that the paper will soon begin charging for its Web content. The details—in particular, the how and the when—of the move are murky (especially since the future of the who here—the Globe itself—is murky); still, this marks a step in the paid-content direction for the Globe. And, to an extent, for the newspaper industry more generally. Editor and Publisher has the scoop.

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.