The Internet Stock Blog has a summary of the NY Times earnings call (revenues up 30 percent in Q4)—there are lots of datapoints about traffic/users, etc. And the ranks/rolls of TimesSelect paying subscribers (I'm one) continues to grow. I was really skeptical at launch, but there seems to be some momentum (now 156K online only subs in 4 mos, 390K total)
The apparent success The Times is having in getting online only subscriptions is probably more a function of its brand strength and perceived unique content than a validation of the notion that online newspapers can charge for content. The Times is becoming much more than a "newspaper site" and doing lots of interesting things (especially with video).
Here's the full earnings release .