The last issue of the New York Sun newspaper is today. The newspaper will be missed.
The New York Sun picked a tough business climate to begin (September 11, 2001) and a terrible business climate to go out. Through it all, it published a quality product. Its local New York City coverage will be missed by all, regardless of political bent. Its coverage of the United Nations was outstanding.
This shouldn't be an epitaph. Surely, the Sun will rise in some form, either as a newspaper or on the web.
Thursday's New York Sun contains a letter from editor Seth Lipsky: "The Future of the Sun." By the end of this month, the Sun might rise no longer.
The newspaper business is a risky one in these times. Almost all newspapers--regardless of political persuasion--are losing circulation. The NY Sun has always been a spectacular gamble these past six years. A new conservative newspaper for New York City?
The NY Sun has many virtues for such a small paper. It brings welcome coverage of local politics, arts, sports, and real estate/business. For me, the opinions and editorials are always worth reading--whether I agreed or even frequently disagreed.