Got word late Wednesday night that the New York Sun will likely cease publication at the end of September. Editor Seth Lipsky explained to staff that despite the critical success the paper has received, the financial challenges appear to be too much to overcome. The newspaper business is suffering a slow death, and the goal of launching a new broadsheet in a city already served by six daily papers was an audacious one. Lipsky’s letter to readers offers more details.
I’ve written hundreds of colums for the Sun since they launched, mostly covering the Jets and Giants. It’s been a great experience. I’ve worked with some great editors, covered a game I love, and had a chance to meet some of the great players and coaches of this generation. I hope to continue writing for the Sun right up until the final edition.