In a March 13th letter to readers Syracuse New Times Publisher, Bill Brod gives reasons for the change in distribution to a subscription model. A Letter to the Readers of Syracuse New Times
Effective with the April 24 issue, the Syracuse New Times will cease distribution of free copies of the paper to our 1,100 locations in Central New York and will instead give our readers an option to continue to receive the newspaper delivered directly to their homes and businesses in both print and digital form for the introductory price of $1 per week ($52/year). After May 15, the price will be $1.50/week.
Significant changes include:
- A cleaner and more magazine-like design, printed on bright white paper.
- Direct home or business delivery every week via the USPS.
- The implementation of an enhanced e-reader experience for our digital readers that has responsive design, embedded photos and videos and links to advertisers’ informational URLs, with read-aloud capability for our visually impaired friends, plus the ability to easily share a story or photo with digital communications (email, text and social media).