The San Francisco Chronicle has announced that they will no longer be providing schools with free paper editions, ending the availability of free paper copies in the James Logan Media Center and some classrooms.
“The Chronicle won’t give the school free newspaper anymore. We use to get 20 copied for free and they no longer provide that for us,” said Media Center staffer Christine Smith.
As an alternative, the Chronicle is offering free access to online facsimiles of the daily paper.
In an announcement of the end of the free newspapers for schools, the San Francisco Chronicle said that the school could continue to receive newspapers, but that the cost of print editions will be 50 cents per copy which also means that it will now cost $90 to get one copy a day for one school year. A class set of 33 for a year would now cost the school $2970.
Before these prices, the school subscribed to 20 copies for the library and received them free. Under the new offer, the copies now would cost $1800.
Smith said that “Since the San Francisco Chronicle is now charging for their services, the James Logan library has only subscribed to two copies. For the year, those two daily copies will cost the school $180.
To avoid paying such fees, visit www.sfgate/chronicle, which is an online edition available to the public. To access the online edition, the school you attend must be subscribed to the San Francisco Chronicle online edition. With the online edition looking exactly like the print version, many schools including James Logan could save plenty of money.