Nearly three weeks into fighting the pandemic, like all local businesses, Lagniappe has seen a massive erosion of revenue as our loyal advertisers have had to cut back or even shut down. But shutting down is not an option for your local newspaper. We know now more than ever we need to be reporting to keep you updated on the important things happening to our community.
To that end, we’ve routinely made those stories about things you need to know free outside of our website paywall. But even though those stories are free, we hope you’ll give some consideration to subscribing to www.lagniappemobile.com anyway. While so many things are uncertain right now, the one thing that is certain is locally owned businesses are hurting the most, and they’ve been our main customers for 18 years.
For almost two decades Lagniappe readers have been able to pick up the paper for free. That’s more than 15 million free newspapers we’ve been lucky enough to deliver to our community over the years! And for 17 of those years, lagniappemobile.com has been free too.
A year ago we implemented a paywall on our website with an eye towards the future. We made it cheap — $1.50 a week, or just 21 cents a day. Far less than people used to pay to pick up the daily newspaper. And thank goodness we did that, because we never expected something like a pandemic to affect what we do so negatively.
That’s why we’re asking our readers to subscribe to lagniappemobile.com. It will help ensure your local newspaper can continue reporting, and printing, long after the pandemic is over. We know it’s going to be a long road back for a lot of businesses and advertising may not be first on their list of things to buy, so having our readers support as well is key.
We hope you’ll buy a subscription knowing it will give you unlimited access to all of our stories and archives, as well as breaking news and our award-winning collection of regular features. You can also take satisfaction knowing your subscription will keep a newspaper in your hometown.
Thank you again for your consideration and for reading Lagniappe all these years. To subscribe, click here and join the ever-growing lagniappemobile.com family.
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