Four Los Angeles dailies last week jacked their prices up from 7¢ to a
dime. The city's fifth paper, the tabloid Mirror, jumped from 5¢ to
7¢. Explained Hearst's Examiner: "It costs just three times as much to
print and distribute the Examiner today as it did in 1940." Newsprint
costs alone had rocketed from $50 to $116 a ton.
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