LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s going to cost more to read the Los Angeles Times.

Starting on Labor Day, the price of a daily edition will increase from 75 cents to $1, while the Sunday issue will go up from $1.50 to $2.00. The price of the weekend edition will remain at $1.50.

The newspaper, which is owned by Tribune Co., bumped its daily price two years ago from 50 cents to 75 cents. The paper, much like its counterparts in the industry, has been battered by the economic downturn and the move by consumers to read articles for free online.

The paper has gone through a series of layoffs and seen its circulation erode over the past several years.

Spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan says the rate hike is in line with the paper’s competitors.

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Comments (6)
  1. I loath LA says:

    I get the times and I think I am ready to stop my subscription and try the daily news. I am tired of false advertising like the BS Elizabeth Shutters saying 2.5 M readers voted it best shutter company. Its not, there are better. Probably a loser company. And I think everyone is tired of seeing Donald T Sterling all over the paper spouting out on what a good citizen he is. Your not! You are a rotten person and an egotistical punk. You having to advertise your accomplishments clearly display the narcissistic lifestyle you live. Someone please throw a 200 pound basketball at this loaf of cow plop.


    people will pay $1 just to read that the world is ending (dooms day paper)!!!

  3. James says:

    The title of this article should read “… to Increase 25 Cents” or “… to Increase to $1.00.” The way the title is written implies that the cost of a daily newspaper is increasing from $.75 to $1.75.

    1. Michael J. McDermott says:

      Good eye for copy James. As for the newspaper… GOOD LUCK!

  4. Igor Doublebubblevich. says:

    Thats about $400 hundred dollars a year to read a paper, see why newspapers are rapidly dying.

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