The New York Times is raising home delivery rates for the first time in almost three years. Poytner has the rate hike breakdown, but first, we suggest you brace yourself. Okay, maybe just take a deep breath. The cost is going up 30 to 60 cents, depending on what package you use.
Eileen Murphy, Vice President of Communications for the paper, said the hike works out to about a four percent increase.
“This is our first home delivery rate increase in two and a half years — and necessary for us to keep up with the costs of providing the nation’s most honored journalism,” stated a letter presented to readers in their sunday papers.
The increase starts on January 2, so you still have some time to debate if you can spare 60 more cents for a fantastic product.