May 8, 2017
As the hardreading staff has previously noted, we’re one of roughly 17 home subscribers to the Boston Herald, which means that virtually all of the feisty local tabloid’s dwindling print circulation comes from newsstand sales.
So it’s no surprise that this Notice appeared on page 2 of today’s edition. (Note the reverse typeface, which is harder to read, especially for us elderly folk.)
Close-up (sort of):
The sneaky local tabloid does say that the price increase “will not affect home-delivered copies of the Boston Herald,” which has up to tens of subscribers issuing a sigh of relief.
Still, that’s a one-third newsstand hike from Saturday . . .
. . . to today.
Which means the pricey local tabloid now costs the same as the Boston Globe.
The Herald’s newsstand price is also now double that of the New York tabloids, which, to be fair, are constantly waging price wars. Rising above the fray, the New York Times newsstand price is $2.50.
Two and a half times more for the broadsheet? That seems closer to the natural order of things, no?
May 17, 2014
From our Tab-void desk
As one of the 17 home subscribers to the Boston Herald, the hardreading staff has exceedingly low expectations in terms of quality of service. But the heisty local tabloid has hit new lows this week.
Yesterday: No paper. “Printing problems,” they said. (What – Howie ran out of crayons?) But, the nice lady assured us, they’d include it with today’s delivery.
Today: Forget two – we got no Heralds this morning. But we did get Barron’s. (Your head scratch goes here.)
Just for the record, front page of today’s Herald that we never got:
June 23, 2013
The Boston Herald is still desperate to build on its current base of 17 home subscribers, so today it once again ran this recruitment ad:
Always Relevant, eh? So why did the hardreading staff get a sports page this morning that didn’t have the results of last night’s Stanley Cup Finals game?
The newsstand buyers of the Herald got the story. The electronic edition readers got the story. Home subscribers, though, got the shaft.
On top of that, the heisty local tabloid rubs our face in it with that ad.
Not right. Not right at all.