Post-Dispatch Quietly Hikes Newsstand Price

by

comment
The new Post-Dispatch: Half the news at one-and-a-half times the price.
  • The new Post-Dispatch: Half the news at one-and-a-half times the price.
The price of the Monday through Saturday Post-Dispatch increased 50 percent last week from $1.00 to $1.50. The Sunday paper also jumped 50 cents to $2.50.

At the moment, it appears the price increase only impacts those who pick up the paper at the newsstand. Subscribers (at least this one) have not been notified of a price hike.

A message left last week with the Post-Dispatch went unreturned. But as Riverfront Times has documented a time or two the newspaper has had to drastically cut its newsroom staff to make up for the huge financial losses of its corporate parent, Lee Enterprises.

Will raising the price of the paper help the bottom line or just lead to even fewer readers of the print edition? Stay tuned!

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.