Noticed today (while using one of their newsracks as a temporary resting place for grocery bags) that the brain trust at the L.A. Tribune/Chicago Times has jacked up the daily price for the dog training & fish wrapping meatspace edition of their rag from its recent US$1.00 to US$1.50. This for a paper that is down to around 50 pp. for all four sections (used to be five sections, plus a different extra section each weekday, w/in recent memory) most of which are adverts anyway. Which is surprising in itself.
We suppose if nothing else this will eventually eliminate newsracks cluttering the streets, doubtless to be replaced by city-owned advertising spaces of some sort.