2012-08-30 / News

News-Reporter ad rates will rise for first time in six years

For the first time in over six years, there will be an increase in advertising rates for the print edition of The News-Reporter. The increase will take effect on September 1, 2012. February, 2006, was the last time rates were raised.

“It is with regret that we have been forced to raise our rates,” publisher Sparky Newsome said, “but increases in the cost of postage, gasoline, and newsprint leave us with no choice.”

The advertising open rate will increase from $5.50 per column inch to $6.00, and the rate for 10 column inches and over will move from $5.25 to $5.50.

In addition, classified advertising will undergo a modest increase, from $6.25 to $6.50 for 25 words or less. Words in excess of 25 will be priced at 30 cents per word. support,” Newsome said. “We still believe that advertising in The News- Reporter is the best way to reach the most Wilkes Countians. We will continue to work hard to put out the best newspaper we can.”

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