The New York Sun, R.I.P.

Sad. Very sad. It was one of my daily stops.

It is my duty to report today that Ira Stoll and I and our partners have concluded that the Sun will cease publication. Our last number will be the issue dated September 30, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. I want you to know that Ira and I, and our partners, explored every possible way to avoid having to cease publication.
We have spoken with every individual who seemed to be a prospective partner, and everywhere we were received with courtesy and respect. I tend to be an optimist and held out hope for a favorable outcome as late as mid-afternoon today. But among other problems that we faced was the fact that this month, not to mention this week, has been one of the worst in a century in which to be trying to raise capital, and in the end we were out not only of money but time.
So we are at this sad moment. It is sad for any newspaper to go out of publication, and it is particularly sad for one that is as loved as much as all of us here love The New York Sun and the readers we have won in our six-and-a-half years of publication. But I want you to know that the decision to close the paper has not been an acrimonious one. It is a logical decision following a hard-headed assessment of our chances of meeting our goal of profitable publication in the near future.

2 thoughts on “The New York Sun, R.I.P.”

  1. The original New York Sun was around for almost 150 years. Whether it’s wishful thinking or not, I like to think this’ll be just another interruption, and someday it’ll be back again.

  2. It was without a doubt one of the best papers around. It was thin broadsheet but pound for pound the best out there. Everytime I was in NY I would race downstairs and pick up a copy – if you never read it you DONT know what you were missing. Smart, slick and conservative. We will never see its kind again.

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