Tuesday December 01, 2015
The Anti-smoking Nazis of the USA
Last Dance - a wonderful video of Paris and a wonderful song - sadness but defiance
Weekly postcard #131: Thoughts on Paris bombings - our politicians tell us that bombing Syria makes us safer - THEY LIE


, , , ,

Times and Sun Price Rises – Not good news for anyone

Share this article with your comrades in revolutionary capitalism

- Tom Winnifrith

News International has announced that it is to massively increase the cost of buying the Sunday Times and Sun newspapers. This is seen by some as good news for Trinity Mirror (TNI) and by others as a prelude to a spinoff of Murdoch’s newspaper interests. I view it another sign of an industry failing to adapt and so in precipitous decline.

The Sunday Times will now cost £2.50. Okay it may have 27 sections and you may need a shopping trolley to get it back home from the newsagents but that seems pretty steep to me. The problem all newspapers face today is that 99% of their content adds very little value to the reader. Home and foreign news, financial news, sport, gardening, cooking, property, lifestyle articles are all available all over the internet. For free. The value added by one particular paper is minimal. The real value add is columnists whose opinions you really wish to read and the odd exclusive. But in order to get that I, as a reader, have to pay the costs of gathering, assembling, printing and distributing all the other stuff which I can get for free online (and most of which is junk anyway).

Read the full article on ADVFN | Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Register here for The Tomograph
Tom's newsletter with original articles and a free share tip of the week, not found on this website.

Support Free Speech

Get your Free Speech & Liberty Pizza House t-shirts here