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New York Sun to stop publishing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by anson2995, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. anson2995

    anson2995 New Member

    The New York Sun announced this morning that they would stop publishing at the end of September unless they found new investors. Their lineup of sports writers has been pretty impressive -- Thomas Hauser, Allen Barra, Tim Marchman, Sean Lahman, John Hollinger, etc.. I guess it's not surprising given the marketplace, and while a lot of people disliked their ultra-conservative news bent, I thought the sports writing was always top notch.
  2. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    In this day and age, I'm not surprised. New York is a great newspaper town, obviously, but do they need that many? And the Sun isn't the only one with a conservative op-ed slant, so it's not even unique in that regard.

    Hate to see good people lose jobs though. I feel sick.
  3. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Damn. Don't know any of the others personally, but if you want to talk football for hours on end, Sean's your man. Good luck to all of them.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    All sorts of problems with the financial consortium backing this paper.

  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    NY Sun's editor has left the business.

  6. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    A stirring vote of confidence in his paper, not to mention the business.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The drive to find new investors has apparently failed.


    I love how they're inviting Sun staffers to confirm or deny.

    And the comment from 10 a.m. today is either amusing or unsurprising, but not both.
  8. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    What a shame, though not a surprise.
  9. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    I've had the chance to work with Sean several times, so it sucks to see he'll lose his gig here. I have no doubt he'll bounce back with another project to make us stat fiends happy.
  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    My favorite of all of them was Steven Goldman - shame.
  11. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Tomorrow's the end, confirmed...

  12. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    The commenters on that story made it 10 posts before one of them dropped a "numbnuts."
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