I frequently link to the Boston Globe but infrequently to the NY Times primarily because of access. In most cases, I can grab the RSS feed for the Globe link which doesn't require a login to access the article. If you were required to login, it at least was for free.
The NY Times was worse. They actually charged for access to many articles. But no more!
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Of note, the Boston Globe is owned by the NY Times.