As a valued Newsday reader, we'd like to tell you that the newsstand pricing of our daily and Sunday editions is changing. The daily version of Newsday is now $1.25 at the newsstand, and the Sunday edition is $2.99. These prices will be in effect starting with this newspaper issue.
In response to rising costs, we are required by law to include a disclaimer on page D5 of each edition we print stating that these are changeable prices subject to federal laws prohibiting price discrimination based on class or gender. We're including the same warning in this email.
We hope you enjoy this special offer, and thank you for being part of our community!
The Sunday Post-Standard and daily newsstand prices remain unchanged. A Saturday/Sunday membership is $2.10 each week. A weekly subscription is $3 from Monday through Saturday. A week-long membership costs $4.75. An annual subscription is $19.50.
The paper's website charges $6 for a single article purchase and $20 for an entire issue. Subscriptions are available through the newspaper's website.
The Syracuse Post-Standard was founded in 1869 by New York publisher J.H. Black. The paper is published on Sundays and includes five sections: News, Sports, Opinon, Business, and Living. The Post-Standard has a weekday circulation of 85,000 copies.
Upstate New York has a small population, so it's not surprising that many newspapers there are small in size. The Post-Standard is no different; with only 65,000 subscribers, it's among the smaller papers out there.
However, what does make the Post-Standard unique is its focus within Upstate New York. Other papers in larger cities like New York or Chicago may have more prominent writers and photographers, but none offer content specifically geared toward Upstate New Yorkers. This allows the Post-Standard to provide readers with a local perspective they can't get anywhere else.
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 addition to the price of the newspaper, readers also paid an advertising fee. Commercial advertisements began appearing in newspapers around 1809. They were initially printed on paper that had first been used for printing religious material or blank pages at the end of issues. These early ads were often illegible because ink was too expensive to use on ordinary books.
By the 1850s, standardized sizes were in use for print advertisements. They provided a way for printers to charge more for larger ads by charging per square inch rather than per line of type. Readers also found this method easier as they could avoid looking at tiny typefaces when scanning through the newspaper.
Television became popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Many people believed it would replace newspapers as the primary form of news dissemination. However, they also realized that television could not match the breadth of content available in newspapers. For example, a reader might see something interesting on the front page of the paper but cannot find further information about it. In contrast, online research tools such as Wikipedia allow users to get information on almost any topic instantly.
The Sunday edition of the Free Press will remain $1.50 in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, however some merchants must stop selling it at that price. On Sunday, The News does not publish a print edition.
In Oakland County, the price of the Free Press is set by the newspaper's distribution arm, News Media Group, which charges $3.50 for a single-day delivery or $7.50 for next-day delivery. These prices are listed on freepress.com.
In Wayne County, the price of the Free Press is $5.00 on weekdays and $7.00 on weekends. There is no charge for next-day delivery on weekday editions; next-day delivery is $1.00 on weekend editions.
In Macomb County, the price of the Free Press is $3.50 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends with no charge for next-day delivery.
These prices vary by location. To find out the price of the Free Press near you, visit freep.com/newsprice.