The cost of a daily has risen over time, reaching 5 cents in 1950 and 10 cents in 1963. The Sunday edition cost five cents in 1889, ten cents in 1930, and fifteen cents in 1947. It was reduced to 20 cents in 1952 and 25 cents in 1955 before being raised to its current amount of 60 cents.
In terms of today's money, the daily cost 5 cents in 1890 ($7.40) and 10 cents in 1930 ($1.45). The Sunday edition cost 20 cents in 1952 ($2.50) and 25 cents in 1955 ($3.38).
Thus, the daily price index for 1950 was 100 while the Sunday price index was 40. Today's prices are $7.40 for a daily and $19.25 for a Sunday.
The cost of printing newsprint has fallen dramatically over time. In 1888, the London-based weekly magazine Nature published an article on how newspapers were printed at that time which can be considered an early example of a newspaper editorial page. According to this article, the New York Tribune was printed on thick paper which was then folded into quires with each page being addressed to a different customer. These pages were then put onto large hand-operated presses which used wood type and took up to eight men to operate. Costs were kept low by using wood pulp instead of cotton or linen fiber. The average cost per copy was stated to be $8.
The Sunday Post-Standard and daily newsstand prices remain unchanged. A Saturday-Sunday membership costs $2.10 each week. A week-long subscription costs $3 (Monday-Saturday). A weekly subscription is $4.75 (Monday-Sunday). Prices include delivery within a 50-mile radius of Syracuse.
The paper's website charges $1 for a digital edition, which can be downloaded onto your electronic device or read on web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. An additional charge of $0.15 per page views rates videos. Advertising on the website can be done in several ways: in print, online, through an ad server, and via self-serve HTML ads.
In addition to its print and online versions, the paper has a mobile app that can be used to read articles and search for local events. The app is free to download from iTunes and Android's Google Play Store.
The paper has five sections: News, Opinion, Crossword, Sports, and Business. Each section has its own editor who oversees content ranging from small town news to national stories. There are also various staff writers who contribute material on a regular basis.
Syracuse's paper is owned by Gannett, which also owns several other newspapers including the USA Today brand. Gannett acquired the paper in 1994 after it failed during previous ownership.
Today, however, you must pay $3 each copy Monday through Saturday and $6 for Sunday's paper. The Los Angeles Times, which cost a quarter in 1985 (approximately 60 cents now with inflation), now costs $2.75 per daily copy and $3.66 on Sundays. Throughout the 1980s, gas prices varied. In 1981, a gallon of regular gas sold for $0.61; by 1989, it was $1.12. In other words, a dollar in 1981 went as far as a dollar in 1989. In addition, cable TV service became available in some areas for $14.99 per month in 1990, so if you wanted to cut back on your newspaper consumption somewhat.
The Los Angeles Times launched its online version in 1995. By 1996, more than 100 people were working full time on the site. In 1997, the Los Angeles Times Digital Group had a revenue of $13.5 million, nearly all of it from advertising. In 1998, that number had grown to $27.9 million, with about 85% coming from ad sales. By 2001, the paper's online audience was growing at more than 200,000 users per day. In 2009, the paper's website received more than 50 million page views, making it the most popular local news site in California.
The Los Angeles Times Mobile App was first released in 2008 and currently has over 4 million downloads. In 2011, the paper launched a second mobile app called LA Times Live!
The Sunday Times will cost 20p extra starting Sunday, July 7, according to News UK, but retailer margins will remain at 21 percent. The price increase from PS2.70 to PS2.90 is expected to generate an extra PS5.6m in cash for retailers each year. Retailers who sell the paper will now get 60.9p each copy sold.
A broadsheet newspaper takes a more organized journalistic approach to news coverage, with a serious editorial voice and in-depth news coverage. Broadsheets in the United States include the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Sunday Home Delivery for 52 Weeks ($117 Value) State governance, energy policy, fashion, entertainment, gastronomy, and sports are among the topics covered in the Sunday subscription. Published each Sunday by the San Antonio Express-News, this weekly newspaper provides news from across Texas and the country.
Subscription prices start at $19.95 per week ($119.40 for a one-year subscription).
The paper's website, myexpressnews.com, offers additional content and features including job listings and business information. Subscribers can read articles on their phones, tablets, and computers via the site's mobile app.
Express News is part of the McClatchy Company, which also publishes the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee.
In addition to its home delivery edition, the paper has over 80 other editions across the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Each Sunday paper includes news from around the state, with an emphasis on Texas stories. Other subjects include national affairs, science & technology, health, money, sports, food, travel, automobiles, education, and culture. The paper does not publish recipes or advertisements.
Sunday print-only deliveries, which often include circulars and coupon booklets, can cost about $3 to $5 per week or $10 to $15 per month, on average. If you were to purchase the Sunday paper in the store, it should be less than $2 per copy. The price of the newspaper itself is not very high -- around 30 cents per copy. However, there are plenty of other expenses included in your total bill for each copy you buy.
What are these other expenses? There are printing costs, distribution costs, sales commissions, rental fees, discounts, advertising costs, shipping costs, warehouse space requirements, etc. All together, they add up to be more than the newspaper's actual cost. Multiply your weekly or monthly cost by the number of copies you want to receive and you'll get an idea of how much all of this adds up to.
Also, remember that not every copy sold is actually paid for. Some papers include free gifts with their Sunday editions in order to attract additional business. These gifts are called "discounted subscriptions" or "free trials." The fewer copies you receive, the more likely it is that one of these items will be included in your delivery slot.
Finally, some papers charge extra for preferred delivery times or locations. These fees are usually listed in your paper's classified section under jobs or services available for rent.