Fairfax Media lifting the cover price of daily metro newspapers

From Monday September 3, 2018, the cover price of each of its biggest-selling mastheads will increase by 20 cents.

Ahead of the proposed merger of Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment Co, the publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald is increasing the cover price of its metro print products.

From Monday September 3, 2018, the cover price of each of its biggest-selling mastheads will increase by 20 cents.

The price rise will affect The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald across all print editions. The Saturday edition of The Sydney Morning Herald will rise to $4.20 and The Sun-Herald will now be selling for $3.70.

It seems newsagents may have been cut out of the price rise with Mark Fletcher’s newsagency blog reporting the price rise will not provide extra revenue for newsagents.

“It will be interesting to see if newsagents take action against Fairfax in retaliation against their price move since this price change announcement is a reminder to them of what they lost,” Fletcher wrote this week

The digital subscription prices of the Fairfax Media products will not be increasing.

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