Saturday, February 21, 2009

Indiana Weekly Goes Web-Only

The Bloomfield Free Press in Indiana is shuttering its print edition and plans to publish on the Web.

The paper's owner and publisher R. Michael Johnson cited the rising cost of postage, printing and materials for making to the move exclusively online.

The 2,000-circ weekly is distributed on Wednesdays. One-third of its circ is distributed through the U.S. Postal Service. Johnson explained he lowered the price of each edition to 75 cents as the economy hit a wall: It cost him $1 to mail each issue and in May, the price to mail the paper will rise by 5 to 6 cents.

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