Maybe I donâ€™t pay much attention, but today was the first I heard about the Commercial Appeal raising its subscription rates by $2 per month, effective November 1.
I got a slick, pre-sort bulk piece mixed in with the Tuesday junk mail with the announcement. The CA says itâ€™s the high cost of newsprint (didnâ€™t the CA get smaller recently, or is that just my imagination?) and fuel costs. They have already cut service to 4000 â€œloyal readersâ€ in outlying areas and plan curtailing service to 5,600 more.
I have the Wednesday through Sunday subscription plan, which I will cancel. We only read the Sunday paper anyway, and I would just as soon give my money to one of those kids that camp on the corner all day Sunday. I guess they will also raise the already incredibly high line price for real estate ads again too.
If you donâ€™t know about RSS feeds and readers, now is a good time to learn. RSS is my primary source of news, and the way I keep up with Wendi C Thomasâ€™ columns.