The Press: Millions of Pennies

For 20 years, metropolitan readers of New York's Times and Herald Tribune have paid 2¢ for these big budgets of morning news. Those 2¢ barely paid the cost of the blank newsprint for each paper. Beginning this week, half a million New Yorkers had to change their habits, fork out 3¢ for the Times or the Tribune.

The Times gave its readers no reason for the 50% jump. But the Herald Tribune provided a clue: "Substantial increases in all costs that affect newspaper publishing. ..." For the Times, the extra penny will...

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