The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune launched its paid electronic edition this month, through an agreement with NewsStand Inc. of Austin, Texas.
The Tribune is selling an exact replica of its print newspaper via the NewsStand Reader, free software that allows consumers to download and view the newspaper on personal computers. Single copies will cost 50 cents and $1.25 on Sundays. Seven-day subscriptions run $22.75 (15 weeks for the price of 13).
Paid copies via NewsStand count as paid circ for the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Tribune Publisher Steve Weaver said in a statement, “Our mission is to deliver the news Tampa Bay readers want, when and where they want it.” He described the NewsStand project as a means of fulfilling that mission.
The Tribune Electronic Edition may be purchased at TBO.com. The newspaper is owned by Media General Inc. of Richmond, Va.
NewsStand now offers over a dozen print publications via its technology, including The New York Times, which is an investor in the company.