Seth Lipsky sat at a table at the Harvard club, a round, avuncular 67-year-old in a proper suit and tie, and uttered a preposterous claim. “The Forward won the Cold War,” he said, referring to the Yiddish-language newspaper edited by the subject of his new biography, Abraham Cahan. “And when I say that, people tend to laugh, but it’s true,” Mr. Lipsky added, a silver-knobbed cane resting by his side. “The Forward was one of the first pro-labor socialist institutions to turn against the Communists in Russia.”
At a meeting in Manhattan last night of a conservative, pro-Israel group, Anthony Weiner criticized President Obama for bowing to the leader of the Saudi royal family, according to Ira Stoll, the former New York Sun editor.
Here is how Stoll, who attended the event, described Weiner’s comments to me in an email: Read More
Inside The New York Sun’s spacious Chambers Street offices on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the old-fashioned journalistic decorum that had defined the paper’s culture was nowhere in sight. The 20-somethings that made up the reporting ranks were in for one last time wearing blue jeans and T-shirts—a far cry from the conservative broadsheet’s long-standing dress code, Read More
In the newspaper’s own obituary, a history of the newspaper’s six and a half years as told by its editors and more. The material is surprisingly frank, in a way normally reserved for the newspaper’s editorials, about the politics of its mission, but it’s all pretty fascinating and worth reading.
Contribute to some great journalists’ Read More
Michael Bloomberg just sent out a statement on the Sun:
In a City saturated with news coverage and commentary, The Sun shone brightly, though too briefly. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the Sun’s writers, they were smart, thoughtful, provocative – and sometimes even courageous. What other paper in America urged Dick Cheney to run Read More
"I told the staff," said Seth Lipsky, editor of The New York Sun, "that I tend to be an optimist. And I held out hope for a favorable outcome as late as mid-afternoon today."
By 4 P.M., Mr. Lipsky was informing his staff that the Sun would fold, and tomorrow’s edition would be their Read More
The paper’s spokesman confirms that The New York Sun will publish its final paper tomorrow.
UPDATE 4:55 P.M.: Seth Lipsky informed reporters and editors of the news at a little after 4 P.M this afternoon. At first, staffers were unaware what the meeting would be about: Would there be a lifeline? Would the Read More
A spokesman told Portfolio‘s Mixed Media blogger Jeff Bercovici that the paper comes out tomorrow, but couldn’t say anything more.
A staffer there told us that the paper is being prepared as it normally would—even if everyone is peering over their shoulder wondering if Seth Lipsky or Ira Stoll is about to call Read More
Is today’s the last edition of The New York Sun?
It’s a question we posed to the newspaper’s spokesman, Michael Moi, last night after rumors intensified once again that the Sept. 29th issue of the newspaper would indeed be the last, and he didn’t say.
He wrote: "We appreciate the concern, and when the future Read More
Gawker is reporting that it’s been "told" that The New York Sun will fold on Monday. For now, the Sun‘s editor and its spokesman will not comment.
"I don’t want to comment on that," said Sun editor Seth Lipsky, when reached by phone and asked about the Gawker item.
When asked again if Read More