Reflecting imminent end of Monday editions, Star to lower subscription rates
by Ben Cunningham
Star Metro Editor
Sep 17, 2012 | 3309 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Anniston Star will adjust its home-delivery subscription prices when the paper ceases publishing Monday editions beginning in October.

The basic one-month daily subscription price will drop by 50 cents, to $13 per month from $13.50 per month, according to Dennis Dunn, the newspaper’s production and circulation director.

Three-month daily subscriptions, meanwhile, will fall to $38, from $39.50. One-year subscriptions will cost $147, down from $153 per year.

“Subscriptions paid in advance will be adjusted based on the number of Mondays remaining in the subscription,” Dunn wrote in a prepared statement.

All other subscription prices will be adjusted accordingly based on the length of the subscription, Dunn said. The price to subscribe for weekend-only delivery on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will remain the same, Dunn said.

Newsstand prices will remain at 75 cents on weekdays and Saturdays, $1.50 on Sundays.

The Star announced in July that it would end Monday publication, following an industry trend toward fewer printed papers while increasing an emphasis on delivering news online.

Bob Davis, the paper’s associate publisher and editor, said the move was designed to keep the newspaper financially healthy.

“We’re working in a balance here,” Davis said. “We value our print subscribers, our print readers, and we plan to continue to provide that service.

“At the same time, we recognize the growing digital space in which we will practice journalism. That is a delicate balance all newspapers are confronting.”

The Star’s final Monday edition will publish Sept. 24.
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