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DMN goes to 75¢ daily and $2.00 on Sundays

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, May 21, 2008.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised it took so long ...

  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Well, there you go. See, we don't have to find a way to make money on the Web. We can just raise the price of the print product. Problem solved, disaster averted. ::)

    EDIT: In seriousness, you're right in that it was only a matter of time, Bat. With the gas prices going out of control, in addition to general inflation, etc., it's unreasonable to expect newspaper prices to stay where they have been. But that won't stop readers from bitching about it.
  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Home delivery subscription rates for the DMN have been raised twice in the last year.
    What an excellent business model _ charge more for less. Are newspaper execs smarter than a 2nd grader? Apparently not.
  4. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    Ever bought a Sunday NY Times lately? I did last weekend and really, I wasn't too embarrassed to pull out a FIVE DOLLAR BILL. But the clerk, God bless her, sympathized and said, "Wow, I wouldn't buy that." Maybe she just doesn't read Dave Anderson.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The clerk's probably a Trentonian regular.
  6. That's funny, because a few years back the DMN "experimented" by charging a quarter for the daily paper. It lasted about a week.
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Worst possible time -- shrinkage of editorial product, literally and in quality, along with rotten economy -- to ask people to pay more for anything . . . when they have a free alternative.

    They must think they're the post office, raising the price of stamps and thumbing their noses at e-mail.

    Why don't they just hurry it all along and charge $2 for the daily and $5 for the Sunday and see where that puts them?
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The editorial product has shrunk, but it's still larger than some big-city dailies on most days. Now we'll see if this stops the bleeding somewhat.
  9. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    The bleeding won't stop until the DMN does away with the print product (except for Sunday). Trust me, that's what's coming. Five years from now, the DMN will on-line only with just a Sunday edition.
  10. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    It's like the DirecTV commercials they've been running with the fake business school guy.
  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Yep. Maybe the Belo Bozos saw that commercial and said, "Say, that's a GOOD idea."
  12. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    But every place has greatly reduced prices for delivery. These jumps just affect occasional street sales, and in a generally non-walking town like Dallas, I doubt that accounts for much.
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