Sun raising newsstand price

The Baltimore Sun

The Sun will raise its Monday to Saturday newsstand price inside the Baltimore metropolitan area from 50 cents to 75 cents starting Monday, the paper said yesterday.

Prices for Sunday and home delivery will not change, said Tim Thomas, The Sun's vice president for marketing. More than 80 percent of the paper's buyers and subscribers will not be affected, he said.

The Sun's weekday newsstand price has not gone up since 1995. Since that time, the traditional media industry has been beset with declining circulation and advertising revenue.

Thomas said The Sun's latest newsstand price increase reflects rising gas and newsprint costs.

Several other newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, also raised their weekday newsstand prices this year.

Earlier this year, The Sun implemented the same price increase for newsstand sales outside the Baltimore metro area.

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