'Nation's Oldest Paper' Survives Threat
Posted: 2/14/2013 | By: Jim Romenesko
Late month, New Hampshire Gazette owner Steve Fowle told readers that his postal expenses were going up 44.4% because of a “non-machineability surcharge” of 20-cents per paper — “an existential threat” to his business, he said.
I asked him today about that, and here’s what he wrote:For five years we have been folding our eight-page tab down to 5.5 x 11.5 inches and mailing it to subscribers in forty some-odd states by First Class mail. It was costing us $0.45 per paper — we come in at just under one ounce.