Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Clarion-Ledger raises prices

JJ asked and the readers responded by submitting copies of their latest newspaper bills.  Check out the new subscription rates from the Clarion-Ledger.





Meanwhile, JJ is looking at raising its subscription price by 200% as well.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could get a subscription to the WSJ and New Yorker for that price. Much more talented writers.

Soon to be former subscriber said...

WOW! For just $660 a year I can get Insider Membership and fun perks like telling me"the best places to go amd things to do." All written by people who are obviously in the know. How could I not want that at any price?

Kingfish said...

It sure would be nice if I could get the e-edition on my Ipad.

Anonymous said...

I cancelled my clarion ledger subscription last week... Ramsey is a raging liberal and I'm sick of reading the liberal arrivals. I can read the Jackson free press for free. Same point of view.

Anonymous said...

All the more reason to support Jackson Jambalaya and Kingfish.

I cancelled my CL subscription about 4 years ago. At that time it seems the 7 day delivery rate was about $26/month. A few times I have thought about an online subscription but to get one they want access to a credit card or bank account. That would be fine if I knew the actual cost, but they start you at a teaser rate for a few months then change you to "the current subscription rate" which they will not disclose. I won't buy anything without knowing the price. It is sad that what was once a reliable source for local and national news has now become a worthless publication of nothing but opinion (liberal) and not news. RIP Clarion Ledger.

As for Jackson Free Press, I do pick up one on occasion to use to start charcoal in my charcoal chimney.

Anonymous said...

It is insane, really. If you'd still like a somewhat local publication with your coffee, call and tell them you will remain a subscriber only at your same rate. Ours was $28 and we got the same letter posted here, as did a friend, and they agreed to keep our rate. Also, I had given a gift subscription and paid for it a year in advance, and they had the nerve to send a letter to try to increase my gift rate mid-year! Let's just say, they heard about it.

Anonymous said...

I presently pay $29 a month for the CL and haven't gotten an email or letter about increase, although it may be on its way. Now up to $55 ? Gees, you're right, that's not just an incremental increase, that's almost double for the same thing I'm already getting. Looks like I'll be cancelling my subscription soon too. It would have been more palatable if they went up say $5 a year but to double it in one year is absurd.

Anonymous said...

For most of it's history the Clarion Ledger was not a source of unbiased, reliable news. For one segment of the population that was just fine and will now be regarded as the good ole days. It is no great paper now either.
(Just a reminder from the invisible people.)

Anonymous said...

I pay $24/month to get print copy on weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and get access to online/e-newspaper the rest of the week. Went up from $21/month back in December. Any more increases and I will likely cancel my subscription, too. Basically just get it for the obituaries at this point. Everything else in there I've already seen on other online news sources by the time I get the paper.

Anonymous said...

I'm a C-L insider and this is the way it is: A year or so ago the pressroom was split off and became a stand alone business -- you eat what you kill, no money from corporate. They got contracts from Biloxi and several other publications, but it has been a rough ride. Gannett could care less about print surviving. Digital is what they understand and don't be surprised to see the print edition drop to three days a week and ultimately disappear. It's a model many newspapers across the nation are adopting. New Orleans Times-Picayune has been on this plan for several years. And yes,circulation numbers contine to fall, but nobody cares. It ain't in the business model.

Anonymous said...

What is a clarion ledger?

Anonymous said...

$55 a month? Surely no one is actually paying that, right? Probably the same people still paying Comcast a fortune for cable tv, renting their cable modem, can't rotate a PDF, etc.

Kingfish said...

Don't laugh at cable. Since more and more content providers such as Disney are going to be setting up their own pay for streaming channels/apps, cable is going to look cheap.

Louis LeFleur said...

1:31, I'm one of those who for now is paying the obscense CL subscription rate against my will ONLY because my family wants it and would otherwise be driving somewhere to pay for a print copy every day anyway. This will not continue indefinitely, but I say this to point out that no, I don't pay Comcast nor rent my equipment anymore, have cut the cord and am streaming via Fire sticks and C Spire fiber, and I sure as hell know how to rotate a PDF... as well as work with all sorts of other docuemnt/graphic formats.

Anonymous said...

I was paying $31/month and got a letter a few months ago that they would be raising my rate to $50! I first thought it was a joke, but called and they confirmed so I promptly cancelled. They didn't even put a fight to keep me, just said bye.

Anonymous said...

The Clarion Ledger is worthless rag now. I dont see why anyone subscribes to it. It makes good packing scrap though ! !!!

Anonymous said...

This is probably their strategy to get people to go online and stop print services once online subscriptions are enough to sustain operations.

Anonymous said...

Fish, I pay 20.55 for Fri Sat Sun delivery and e-edition. My “print edition” ap works great on my iPad. I read the paper every morning on it.

Anonymous said...

The New Yorker said last week that Chik-fil'a's presence in NYC is "creepy" but they are A-Okay with a mosque built near the 911 site.

The New Yorker is just as bad as the CL.

Louis LeFleur said...

KF, the title of this post should really be something more like Clarion=-Ledger raises prices... selectively and differentially. They didn't raise everyone's rates at the same time nor to the same price, plus gave deals to some while denying it to others.

Anonymous said...

For the money, I'd hope to get subject and verb agreement in most sentences.

Johnny said...

They tried to raise my price, too. I said I would remain a customer after 45 years if they approve 7 day delivery for $24 per month.
They said “ok”. That was 5 months ago. If they raise my price they will lose me. Crappy paper anyway. Sports section sucks. They adjust the MLB standings maybe 3 times a week.
Way too far extreme left for me. The CL is now a full fledged socialist publication. Has been for many years since David Hampton said journalists would be perfect jurors since they were totally objective. That made me throw up! Should have quit them then.

Johnny said...

3:31 is totally correct! No one at the CL ever passed an English writing class. Grammar errors heavily populate each edition. They do not have a single editor who knows how to construct and punctuate a sentence. Sickening to read.

Anonymous said...

I paid for 13 months and never got a single paper.

Anonymous said...

I got that letter 3 months ago and called and told them I was a paperboy in 1966 and their letter was nonsense....soon we settled on a price of $24 a month.....recently my Amex bill for CL was $25, I made a dispute with Amex for the $1 overcharge and it stood up.....

Anonymous said...

We have to call constantly because of no paper delivered and make them credit our account.

When we got the letter about rates going up to $55, I told my wife to cancx. When she did, they were all sugar to keep us as a long time customer. She settled for Wed, Sat & Sunday delivery. After getting about 3 papers in two weeks, she once again called and was going to canx. About an hour after she called, a gentleman called that was a supervisor and said he was looking over late & non-delivered papers and saw that we had large number.

When the wife explained to him and said we'd made up our minds to canx, he said as long time customers, he couldn't let that go....ended up getting 7 day a week delivery for $24 a month and since then, haven't had a non-delivery in 3 months. Don't know who jacked up, but so far its worked.

Oh yea, my SIL is paying the $55 a month rip off.

Anonymous said...

The electronic edition posts every morning around 5:30, give or take a few minutes. I read it on my IPad Fish. Maybe you have something wrong in settings.the E-edition is the same as the print one, very little news.

Anonymous said...

I cancelled my subscription to this liberal rag years ago. Death rattle is the sound you are hearing.

Chrisp B Bacon said...

This is age discrimination. I intend to file a federal lawsuit. Look for it on the docket.
Case Argument:
1.) 37 % of seniors don't use the internet.
2.) To get the news they rely on newspaper.
3.) Increase cost effect seniors disproportionately.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you've gotten 'credit' for wet/missing papers, but... I think if you look back when you renewed, they actually didn't give you any credit & you'd forgotten about 2-3-4-6-8 months ago to get those credits...

Back in the good-ole-days they'd actually BRING you another paper for the wet or missing paper - HAHA to that thought today.

Anonymous said...

AFTER getting the letter saying my Clarion Ledger was going from $38 per month to $51, I called and told them to cancel my subscription. They asked if I would continue to take it for $13 per month for a year, including full Internet access? So, I’m getting the paper 7 days a week, and full internet access... all for $13 a month. I’m not sure it is worth that!

Anonymous said...

Cancelled my subscription about 20 years ago. Haven’t missed it, except for the couple of times I needed it to help start a camp fire.

Ponder This said...

I had one of those liberal special article editorial drive-by spoof writers lecture me on behavior and morality while all the while knowing she has what my grandmother would call an illegitimate child.

Anonymous said...

If you use private browsing in any web browser it completely side steps their paywall.

Anonymous said...

do you mean to tell me there are people out there who actually pay for a subscription to the CL??

John Dough said...

I bet both subscribers are mad.

Anonymous said...

"If you use private browsing in any web browser it completely side steps their paywall."

Please explain.

Anonymous said...

Most all web browsers have a private viewing setting. You just open a new window or frame, and its offered. They all call it something different- I think Chrome calls it incognito. It doesn't allow websites to track or use cookies, so the C-L (or other sites) can't distinguish how many stories you have viewed.

Anonymous said...

1:02 p.m.: The phrase is "could NOT care less." If you "could care less" it means there's still room to care less than you do now. If you "could NOT care less," that means you are at your limit!

I, too, received the $56 increase letter, and I cancelled on the spot! Jackson should have a newspaper full of all the news and happenings in a capital city. Instead, we have one that is like a small town weekly, plus a reprinted section of national nothing! This capital is a joke!

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