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NYT Goes To $2 Daily, $5 Sunday, Beginning 6/1

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ben_Hecht, May 31, 2009.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Suicide . . . headline news . . .
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Five bucks for Sunday doesn't strike me as out of line. $2 for the daily? Well, if I have to choose between my WSJ and Times' subscriptions, that's another point in the Journal's favor.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Fair evaluation. I bitched about $1.50 daily . . . this is ludicrous. Will pay a dime to copy
    the Mon/Wed crosswords, though.
  4. Babs

    Babs Member

    They might get New Yorkers to pay $2 daily, but they can forget about the rest of the country paying that much. They will no longer be a national paper at that price.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Is that new for NYC itself? I could have sworn the Sunday paper was $5 nationally already.

    I just renewed my national-edition home delivery after a while off, paying $6.70 per week for six months. Can't argue with that paper for less than a buck a day.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    A professor in college once told my class that if the NYT sold no advertising, they'd have to charge $12 per copy just to break even. They're almost halfway there ...
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    $5 for Sundays is a NY Metro price . . . certain it will be higher, elsewhere. Sic Transit.
  8. The Starbucks girl told me the other day it's going to be $6 on Sundays.
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    NYT readers have always been willing to pay more than other papers' readers, and an extra 50 cents won't be a big deal for them.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    What are the current daily/Sunday rates?
  12. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I paid $5 today for the national edition. I believe that is the same rate I was paying more than a year ago.
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