Get ready to whip out those George Washington’s for your news. The Post is raising its price by 25 cents, making its daily cost a whole dollar in an attempt to offset the decline in ad revenue.
What does this mean for readers? The Washingtonian reports that “The Post notified retailers Tuesday that the cost of a daily newspaper would increase 25 cents to $1 on December 13. The price of the Sunday paper will go up 50 cents to $2.50.”
As someone who loves the feeling of a freshly printed paper between her fingertips on a slow morning or leisurely weekend, I must say that I’m willing to pay the piper. But let us compare WaPo’s weekday/weekend prices to that of newspaper heavyweight, The New York Times. Their daily cost is $2, with a $6 fee on weekends. So by those standards, I’d say WaPo is keeping their costs in check — for now.