The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club is reporting the San Francisco Chronicle is raising its newsstand prices Monday-Saturday from $.75 to $1. Sunday prices will remain unchanged.

This comes at a time when the New York Times is openly considering charging its Web visitors $5 a month for access. Newspapers continue to grapple with what is a fair amount to charge its readers and subscribers, and whether or not to charge folks, like myself, who read papers from around the world for the $30 I pay AT&T to keep the internet on.

My only surprise is that the Chronicle has not revealed any plans, which were hinted at during labor negotiations, about whether it will begin to charge internet readers. I think it will go a long way to determining the vitality of the site and the newspaper.