Chicago Tribune doubling, tripling subscription rates

By: Lynne Marek November 22, 2011
(Crain’s) — Chicago Tribune is doubling and tripling weekday delivery rates for some readers when their subscriptions come up for renewal.

The newspaper, a unit of Chicago-based Tribune Co., has sent some subscribers letters notifying them of the increases; others have simply seen a higher price show up on their credit card bills. The size of the rate jump depends on what a customer was paying previously.

“I’m writing to let you know that while we worked hard to maintain pricing in this challenging economy and industry for the last couple years, your current pricing is about to expire,” one letter to a Chicago Tribune subscriber said, before noting the new charge.

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