Paywalls, but free for those who don't have the resources
If you ask for then newspaper for free, you write a quick description of why you need the newspaper for free. This description gets peer-reviewed by other people who are asking for the newspaper for free.
- Paid or free?
- If free, answer these questions
- Your submitted answers of why you should get the service for free get added to a review pool
- You review 3-5 answer sets from the review pool
- Once you meet a trust threshold, then you're verified
This is maybe a little much, but it could be a scalable version of the "$5 or free" model, or "no-one turned away for lack of funds" whatever you want to call it.