The death of the honor box

There once was a time when buying a newspaper meant walking to the corner with a quarter or two and picking up the latest edition from an "honor box" machine. Those days are gone, as publishers move single-copy sales to retail outlets in the face of rising prices and falling demand, Lynne Marek writes: "The disappearing boxes are another sign of the distressed newspaper industry's effort to evolve as advertisers and readers flee print products for digital alternatives."