The Press: The Press, Mar. 8, 1943

5¢ Papers

To find out what mounting production costs have done to U.S. newspapers, the American Newspaper Publishers Association examined 1,715 dailies.* Survey's results:

> Last week 896, or 52% of the total surveyed, sold for 5¢ a copy on week days. (A year ago there were 806 nickel dailies; two years ago, 794.)

> Only 5% of the papers surveyed sell for 2¢; 32% sell for 3¢; 10% for 4¢.

>Only four U.S. dailies sell for 1¢ a copy. They are the Amesbury, Mass. News, Covington, Ohio Stillwater Valley News, Bangor, Pa. News...

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