Newspapers cut the physical size of the paper, reduce pages, eliminate syndicated features, cut the reporting staff, severely limit the hours for delivery complaints/problems and then ask for more and more and more money.
At the hotel management company my oldest son and I founded eight years ago (and he still runs) when we raised prices we not only gave you something — nicer towels, better shampoo — we told you about it to make sure you knew you were paying more for more.
At newspapers for a quarter century or more it has been more for less, a strategy that must fail.
Plus insulting the customers you do have, and implying anyone else who might someday be your customer is a fucking idiot who can’t read. Astonishing to me that this isn’t a winning strategy.