From the Silver City Daily Press
In light of the challenges presented by the state response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Silver City (New Mexico) Daily Press announced this week that it will not stop delivery for customers who find themselves temporarily unable to pay their subscription bill for the duration of the present public health emergency.
“There’s a tremendous volume of information — and misinformation — on social media, and it can be difficult to sort through so many posts to find accurate and useful information about what’s going on here in Grant County,” said Daily Press Publisher Nickolas Seibel. “The last thing we want to do in a moment of crisis is have our neighbors choose between putting food on the table and maintaining their connection to their community.”
Seibel noted that the pressures facing many businesses in Grant County were also confronting the newspaper, but said maintaining delivery was the right thing to do.
“There are costs associated with producing the newspaper, and we’ve already had some advertisers warn us that they may be cutting back,” he said. “But I know those readers who are able will continue to support the Daily Press by keeping up with their bill.”
He also noted that the newspaper’s carriers, who have agreed to support Seibel’s policy during the crisis, receive the bulk of the money subscribers pay to get the newspaper.
“Even if you’re unable to pay the full $13 for the month, I hope you’ll try to find a little money to tip your carrier,” Seibel told readers.
The full online e-edition of the daily newspaper will also be available to all for the next three weeks.
“While our front page stories are always available to everyone, there’s so much inside the newspaper, from event cancellations to job postings — and we want to share that information with the entire community at this critical time,” Seibel said.