Small Publications Face Crippling Postal Hike -- Based on Time Warner Recommendation

Nation magazine publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks out on a new US Post Office rate change that could affect many small and independent publications in this country. Postal rates for smaller periodicals could increase by as much as 30 percent while some of the largest circulation magazines will face hikes of less than 10 percent. According to internal documents, the hike was accepted based on a "a rate structure proposed by Time Warner, Inc." [includes ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

The journalistic importance of discriminatory pricing in favor of large corporated magazines is an important story. The health of independent journalism is at stake. The text suffers from being a transcription, the audio link may be preferable. This is journalism inquiring into issues important to journalism.

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by Jim Lang - Oct. 1, 2008

I applaud Democracy Now for highlighting this issue but deplore all the arm waving and accusations that make the facts so hard to find.

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