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Upgrades can improve the quality of stories (either all stories or a particular type), increase the number of subscribers per issue, or can help with happiness of reporters.

In-game, you can read a description of each upgrade by mousing over its button. Unavailable upgrades will have dark, gray buttons. If an upgrade was already purchased, mouse over it to see how many days remain before its effect becomes active.

Upgrade Prerequesites Effect Cost Days to complete
IT Manager None Helps with IT Problems; required for advanced tech. $5,000 5
Interns None Prevents loss of Happiness from the daily grind. $5,000 5
Stock Photography None Improves the base quality of all stories by 5% $5,000 5
Lay-Outer None Digital DTP expertise helps us appeal to a younger audience. $5,000 5
Crossword Editor None A long-time favorite, crosswords add 5% extra subscribers to each issue $5,000 5
Entertainment None Good sources in Entertainment increase the importance of related stories $5,000 5
Business None Good sources in Business increase the importance of related stories $5,000 5
Law Enforcement None Law enforcement contacts add to importance to Local News stories $5,000 5
Crime None Good sources in Crime increase the importance of related stories $5,000 5
Academics None Contacts in Academia add to the importance of Economy stories $5,000 5
E-mail Server IT Manager Increased security and control. Reduces angry letters getting through. $9,500 15
Intranet IT Manager Internal information sharing made easy. Decreases penalty for daily grind. $9,500 15
Researchers Interns Help with the footwork adds 5% to the importance of all stories. $9,500 15
Subscription Sales Interns Having dedicated sales staff adds 15% extra daily subscribers $9,500 15
Photographers Stock Photography Staff Photographers make a big difference. Story Importance increased by 10%. $9,500 15
Graphic Designer Lay-Outer A sleeker look helps increase the importance of Fashion stories. $9,500 15
Organized Crime ??? ??? $9,500 15
Professional Sports ??? ??? $9,500 15
History ??? ??? $9,500 15
Science ??? ??? $9,500 15
Web 2.0 ??? ??? $23,000 30
Marketing Dept. Subscription Sales Our Marketing team increases the ad rate over time. $23,000 30
Foreign Correspondents Photographers using Freelance Foreign Correspondents increases importance of Global Conflict stories $23,000 30
Syndicated Comic ??? ??? $23,000 30
Political Cartoonist ??? ??? $23,000 30
Arts ??? ??? $23,000 30
International Sports ??? ??? $23,000 30
Fashion ??? ??? $23,000 30
Politics ??? ??? $23,000 30
Global Science ??? A strong research network increases the importance of Health stories. $23,000 30
Web Advertising ??? ??? $45,500 60
Book Publishing Researchers Publishing Books increases the scope of available Politics, Science, and History Stories. $45,500 60
Social Media Manager ??? ??? $45,500 60
Video Content Photographers Online Video increases the scope of available Local News and Off-Beat stories $45,500 60
Original Comic Strip ??? ??? $45,500 60
International Affairs ??? ??? $45,500 60
Online Pay-Wall ??? ??? $45,500 60
Documentary Production ??? ??? $45,500 60
Art Grant ??? ??? $45,500 60
Global Distribution ??? ??? $45,500 60

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