The New Yorker
is cutting its frequency to 46 times in 1996, two less than in 1995. The magazine will increase the number of "double issues" from four to six, selling each copy for $3.50--a boost of 55 cents per copy above next year's regular single copy price of $2.95. "It has nothing to do with paper costs," said President Tom Florio. "It has to do with the idea of special double issues, allowing writers and editors to get behind single topics in a bigger way." The special topics include: Women's Issue (Feb. 26); Black Renaissance (April 29); Fiction (June 24); End of Summer (August 26); and Year-End Fiction (Dec. 23).