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As of this next week the Indie says IOM Newspapers are increasing their prices.

10p per copy on the Examiner = 13.33% to 85p and

10p per copy on the Independent = 15.38% to 75p

 

IOM Newspapers says the rises are "due to increasing production costs, most notably the cost of paper" but hang on a mo this is just not so even with a cursory look we can find an article dated 24 July 2012 "Newsprint prices in the UK decline on poor demand" http://www.euwid-pap...oor-demand.html

 

Is it "the law of diminishing returns" when prices go up and there is a less revenue return because sales slump because of the price rise?

When Johnson Press/ IOM Newspapers transferred the printing off Island is was because teh press here could only do 48 pages and as we were told "The printing press in Sheffield is one of the biggest printing plants in Europe and is capable of printing 192 pages in full colour" Well so what the Indie this week is still only 48 pages and not all full colour.

Then again maybe the tactic is part of the Johnson Press master plan - to do away with print copies and go totally on-line for a subscription fee.

 

BTW - Lets not forget the Times of Tuesday 17 April 2012 with the article "DEATH KNELL SOUNDS FOR LOCAL DAILY NEWSPAPERS" Local newspapers with heritages dating back to the 19th century are to stop printing daily editions as Johnston Press sacrifices newsprint in favour of digital journalism.

 

Back at the end of 2007 the Johnson share prices were £2.60 ish now they are 8.5 pence and only in September Citigroup cut the Johnston Press plc price target to 3p from 4p.

 

It look like its in its death throes and going out of business - hopefully there is a "contingency plan" by IOM Government regarding the advertising that legally needs to be advertised in the press.

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As of this next week the Indie says IOM Newspapers are increasing their prices.

10p per copy on the Examiner = 13.33% to 85p and

10p per copy on the Independent = 15.38% to 75p

 

 

75p for the Indy? There's not even enough sheets in it to wipe your arse with usually.

 

I can't see many people prepared to pay 75p for the random collection of crap thrown together in the Indy in future.

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As of this next week the Indie says IOM Newspapers are increasing their prices.

10p per copy on the Examiner = 13.33% to 85p and

10p per copy on the Independent = 15.38% to 75p

 

 

75p for the Indy? There's not even enough sheets in it to wipe your arse with usually.

 

I can't see many people prepared to pay 75p for the random collection of crap thrown together in the Indy in future.

 

Think the Inde. should die and a bit more proper news put into the Courier. Will stop buying the Inde. now and may well share cost of Examiner with neighbour from now on. I'm sure sales levels on each will now decline rapidly.

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I tend to think the Independent gets a lot of its sales from the huge island sports community. It is THE paper with the sports results and write ups so has a big base there to sell to.

 

The sports editor John Watterson knows his stuff and has produced very readable sports pages for about 25 years maybe more.

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Strange, they cut costs by transferring most of the work, including printing to the UK.

The fact is that it is advertising revenue which is lacking, but IoM Newspapers must be the most expensive newspapers in the UK to advertise in, bearing in mind the circulation. Not good value at all for advertisers.

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Strange, they cut costs by transferring most of the work, including printing to the UK.

The fact is that it is advertising revenue which is lacking, but IoM Newspapers must be the most expensive newspapers in the UK to advertise in, bearing in mind the circulation. Not good value at all for advertisers.

It isn't in the UK.

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ABC Jan - Jun 2012

(compared to same period in 2011)

 

Isle of Man Examiner 10,493 (-4.8%)

 

Manx Independent 9,779 (-3.9%)

 

It's around the same sort of decline you see with most local weeklies.

 

(edited to correct format horror)

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Printed media will die out as we die out, none of my kids buy magazines or newspapers, preferring Ipads laptops & smart phones

 

My grandchildren at the ages of six & three are both fluent with Ipads, laptops, phones & desktop & mouse and will only ask for a comic if it has a toy attached to the cover

 

Get over it

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What they should do is publish all the stories online and have it so you can get a year's access for £15, which can be bought in shops as well (scratch a code off or something, like with a top up).

 

Agree printed content has little to recommend it.

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It is an archaic method of disseminating information when you think about it. Very 18th/19th century. It has done well to survive in the age of radio and television but now with the cost of raw materials, labour and fuel it does seem a bit of a luxury to be carting tons of paper around the country. The problem for the population who do not consume the printed page at all is that other media have a culture of soundbite journalism with very little in depth unless you are motivated to go looking for it. Even now, many of the threads on here start with a story in the Manx papers poor as the content can be at times.

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well we don't buy either of them anymore, one just gets passed between us all. We were saying that years ago we would go shopping later to get The Examiner but now it's gone very poor, anybody remember Sydney Bolton? He was a good Ramsey reporter, used to go for a swim down by the lifeboat house everyday of the year, Michael is still about.

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well we don't buy either of them anymore, one just gets passed between us all. We were saying that years ago we would go shopping later to get The Examiner but now it's gone very poor, anybody remember Sydney Bolton? He was a good Ramsey reporter, used to go for a swim down by the lifeboat house everyday of the year, Michael is still about.

 

 

he is Myrtle but his hair isn't as long now-a-days though.

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well we don't buy either of them anymore, one just gets passed between us all. We were saying that years ago we would go shopping later to get The Examiner but now it's gone very poor, anybody remember Sydney Bolton? He was a good Ramsey reporter, used to go for a swim down by the lifeboat house everyday of the year, Michael is still about.

 

 

he is Myrtle but his hair isn't as long now-a-days though.

 

Paul Boulton too. Mike's still teaching a new generation of kids to play music and running his folk music club - he's a star :-)

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