‘Tampa Tribune’ Hikes Price

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By: E&P Staff

The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune is increasing the price of its newsstand copies to 75 cents Monday through Saturday, and to $1 on Sundays, effective May 18.

The price increase affects newsstand copies in most areas the paper circulates with the exception of Highlands, where prices remain unchanged. Daily single copies cost 75 cents there while Sunday is $1.75.

“Most metropolitan newspapers charge in these price ranges for their newspaper as single copy purchases,” Denise Palmer, publisher and president of the Tampa Tribune, said in a statement. “We publish a fresh, unique local paper every single day. It’s our commitment to continue to bring our readers this kind of important local journalism, seven days a week.”

The Media General paper has an average daily circulation of 195,277 copies on Mondays through Fridays, down 11%. Sunday circulation is 284,583 up 0.2%. The circulation is for the six months ending March 2009 compared to same period a year ago.

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