Compare 365 days of news you never get in the NYT to what’s in just one Sunday edition.
The Sunday New York Times weighs a ton and gets your hands full of ink. Most of it is made up of pull-out ads you’ll just throw away. And its coverage of national security and foreign policy reads like it was dictated from Langley.
Even the sports section is underwhelming. All this for a hefty five dollars–every Sunday. The weekday price is $2.50. That and 25 cents will get you on the subway. And at least you’ll be getting somewhere.
Consortium News averages between 10,000 and 20,000 readers a day. One day in April we had 48,000. If 20,000 readers donated the $5 they may plunk down for one Sunday NYT (it costs $6 outside New York), that would raise $100,000 for one of the leading–and oldest–independent news sites on the web.
So how ’bout it?