YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


CHANGES IN THE NEWSPAPER MARKET

Since 2009 “Pakagits” daily, the Russian-language “Novoye Vremya” and “Golos
Armenii” newspapers (published three times a week) have become 50 AMD more expensive
and cost now 150 AMD (slightly less than $ 0.5). All three newspapers explain
the increase in prices by economic reasons. “Aravot” daily will also cost its
readers 150 AMD instead of the former 100, yet in this case the increased price
is due to the thicker newspaper: starting this year the daily is published on
16 pages every day, while before this was the volume of Saturday issues only.

The changes in the new year also include “Zhamanak-Yerevan” daily, published
in Armenia and its US version, too. Now both newspapers have the same name –
“Zhamanak”.

Finally, starting in January 2009 “Azg” daily launched its new, technically
improved web-site (www.azg.am). The old online version of the newspaper is still
available at www.azgdaily.am . The print version of “Azg” now has a bar code.
As YPC was told by the editorial staff of the daily, this will enable one of
the disseminating agencies, “Press Attache” LLC, to sell the newspaper at supermarkets.