For first time since 1995, price of newspaper going up

For first time since 1995, price of newspaper going up
Beginning New Year’s Day, the price for a copy of The Messenger will increase to 75 cents.
That’s less than the cost of a cup of coffee and less than a fourth of the cost of a gallon of gas.
It’s significantly less than the cost of a gallon of milk — unless milk prices spiral out of control in 2013 — and far less than the cost of any fast food meal.
The Messenger has been delivering the news to Obion County since the late 1920s. The last time The Messenger had a price increase was March 1, 1995, when the cost for a newspaper went from 35 cents to 50 cents.
Other newspapers in the region have increased their prices as well, and now The Messenger is having to make the difficult — but necessary — decision to raise its price.
“We have kept the cost of The Messenger at 50 cents as long as we could, but increasing costs for newsprint, ink and other expenses involved in putting out a daily paper have gone up to the point we had to go up on our prices,” Messenger vice president Scott Critchlow said. “On the bright side, our readers can still make up for that difference with the savings provided in daily advertisements and coupons, while also getting all the local news and sports provided by our award-winning staff.”
Subscribers should note that having The Messenger delivered to their home by carrier will cost only 47 cents a day.
“It’s still the best bargain around,” Critchlow said.
Newspaper racks, beginning New Year’s Day, will accept only quarters. Published in The Messenger 12.31.12

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