I just opened an article on The Washington Post and I saw a big box on the center of the screen giving me subscription options. If I were an American I might or might not have subscribed but I find it almost ludicrous that they expect people in a different continent to pay subscription to their news articles. I can get basic news from free news agencies. May be they can have IP based filters and offer free articles to international readers.
But yeah, I can understand people in their home countries subscribing to online sites to get news/opinions. Do you subscribe to online versions of sites like The New York Times, Financial Times The Economist, The Washington Post etc?