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New York Times Needs More
Subscription Dollars, Please

New York Magazine, by Joe Coscarelli

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Posted By:jackson, 12/19/2012 8:53:06 AM

With no end in sight for the decline of ad revenue at the New York Times, money from paying customers is more important than ever. As a result, loyal readers were alerted in letters over the weekend that they will see their second subscription rate increase in two years come January, with a one-year deal now running $660 in the greater New York City region and $837 around the country. "Effective January 7, 2013, we are raising home delivery prices on average by 5 percent," said Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy, while local weekend subscription

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"All the news that fits our views" is raising subscription rates. Can anyone guess how this ends? Priceless.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/19/2012 9:00:13 AM     (No. 9074024)

They charge over $600 a year for that slop and wonder why they are going broke. Bwahahahahhaa

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 12/19/2012 9:20:40 AM     (No. 9074069)

I welcome the slow demise of Pravda on the Hudson.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: CEP, 12/19/2012 9:20:42 AM     (No. 9074070)

Put this mangy publication out of it´s misery, put it out of business.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 12/19/2012 9:22:42 AM     (No. 9074075)

As a kid growing up in NYC - part of my ´duties´ in order to get an allowance - was the task of wading thru enough of the NY Times to be able to discuss current events with my parents.

Good job, Dad. Thanks to the education I received in NYC - I now recognize the NY Times for the biased garbage disposal it frequently is. I could think of no reason beyond a shortage of cat-litter for purchasing their current product.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/19/2012 9:22:54 AM     (No. 9074076)

get my news for free.

me thinks their business model needs to change

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tech10171968, 12/19/2012 9:42:35 AM     (No. 9074120)

YES! We MUST save the NYT!!! Birdcages everywhere will be deprived! And how else will we wrap our fish?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/19/2012 10:07:35 AM     (No. 9074206)

Some time ago there were trial balloons about "rescuing" the too-big-to-fail "media" (propaganda) organs, much like rescuing the bankrupt banks, GM and the like. The NYT has been such a reliable propaganda mill for leftist/government themes that it may not be allowed to fail. I wonder if it may not be getting taxpayer money from "government" even now.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigken2, 12/19/2012 10:10:46 AM     (No. 9074217)

die baby die

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/19/2012 10:18:37 AM     (No. 9074231)

NYT: revenue is falling - raise rates!

Obama: revenue is falling - raise taxes!

Same mindset, same result.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/19/2012 10:19:40 AM     (No. 9074233)

This plague on the republic needs to meet it´s demise. The sooner the better.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude, 12/19/2012 10:36:17 AM     (No. 9074264)

It would still be cheap at twice the price. Not inexpensive, just cheap.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/19/2012 10:39:00 AM     (No. 9074267)

If you´re short of money, raise your rates. How hard is that to understand? Go ask Obama. He´s got it figured out. Oh, and all that blather about broadening your customer base...foggeddaboutit.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/19/2012 10:39:32 AM     (No. 9074268)

Recently as I was approaching a Vons grocery in the San Diego area to shop, I noticed a sign decal on the front door that stated ´NY Times sold here´. Since there are a number of decent grocery stores in the area, I decided to move on to another store to do my shopping. I won´t go back there again.

What are they thinking. Although it is their right to sell anything that is legal, why advertise and sell a NY newspaper that is the most liberal publication in the USA, and one that supports the very unions that strike their stores every time the contract runs out.

I´m finished with Vons, and every other business that advertises in and for the NY Times. There... got that off my chest.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 12/19/2012 11:05:40 AM     (No. 9074327)

The problem: Revenues are declining. Why? because fewer and fewer people are willing to pay for what they produce. So what do they do? Raise the rates on what remaining customers they have while continuing to produce the stuff that is causing them to lose customers. And as the article says ...with no end in sight.... Oh, there is an end in sight - bankruptcy. Better sooner than later.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/19/2012 11:10:41 AM     (No. 9074342)

They don´t teach ECON 101 in Journalism School.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 12/19/2012 11:30:27 AM     (No. 9074374)

wait, there are actually people who pay 70 dollars a month for a stupid newspaper??? That is more expensive than my monthly internet bill! What does the times offer that iwould make it worth more than access to the internet? wow

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 12/19/2012 11:35:21 AM     (No. 9074384)

They must expect that they will not lose subscribers with this move. That illustrates just how out of touch this newspaper is.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/19/2012 12:54:58 PM     (No. 9074539)

$837 for a newspaper? That alone proves NYT readers are some of the stupidest people on the planet.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/19/2012 1:31:07 PM     (No. 9074594)

Bwaaaaaaa!!!!

Uh, no way, hosey.

Bwaaaaaaa!!!!

(Except I feel reeeeeally bad for those who think this rag is actually necessary to their lives, poor suckers.)

(Seriously. I do.)

Bwaaaaa!!!!!

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