The cashier at QuikTrip asked, “Did you hear? The Tulsa World is going to a dollar. Who knows what they’ll charge for the Sunday edition?”
The price, by subscription will be $12 per month, which figures at $3 per paper on a four-Sunday month, a hike of a dollar over the per issue rate.
It is part of a move to monetize the digital edition and content. The subscription to the paper will include access to the Tulsa World‘s digital content.
The new rates and delivery system will go into effect on Monday. Changes include a limited-time offering of online content that will allow 10 views of stories within a thirty day period. After ten articles, readers will be asked to subscribe to either the paper or online edition.
The Tulsa World is not the only US newspaper with recent changes to the digital editions. The New York Times has enacted similar fees for digital readers in the past few days.
Readers of the digital edition will be able to view the changes and to subscribe online at the subscribe link of the Tulsa World beginning Monday.