Tribune Gets Price Hike

Price increase takes effect Jan. 18

Nearly two years to the day of it last increase, the price for a copy of the Chicago Tribune at the newsstand is going up.

As of Jan. 18, the Monday through Saturday editions will be a full dollar, up from the current $.75.  The Sunday edition and home delivery subscriptions are not changing.

The Tribune Company -- which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 -- last raised the newsstand price for the paper on Dec. 31, 2007.

The latest increase keeps the paper "priced according to its marketplace value," according to a statement by the Chicago Tribune's publisher, president and CEO, Tony Hunter.

The newsstand price for the Chicago Sun-Times has been $.75 since its last increase nine months ago.  That was that paper's first increase in five years.

Single-copy newsstand sales accounted for a little less than 10 percent of the Tribune's weekday paid circulation average of 461,316 copies in the six-month period ended in September, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing recent figures available through the Schaumburg-based Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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