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Encyclopedia > The New York Sun
For the original newspaper of the same name, see The New York Sun (historical)
The New York Sun

Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Publisher Ronald Weintraub
Editor Seth Lipsky
Founded 2002
Price USD 1.00
Headquarters 105 Chambers Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10007 USA
Circulation 150,000

Website: nysun.com

The New York Sun is a contemporary five-day daily newspaper published in New York City. When it debuted on April 16, 2002, it became "the first general interest broadsheet newspaper to be launched in New York in two generations."[1] Unlike the other major daily newspapers of New York, the Sun publishes only five editions per week (Monday through Friday, with the Friday paper labeled "weekend edition"). The newspaper's president and editor-in-chief is Seth Lipsky, former editor of The Forward; its managing editor (and a company vice president) is Ira Stoll. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... In 2007, The New York Sun acquired LatestPolitics. ... Front page of the New York Sun, November 26, 1834 For the modern newspaper of the same name, see The New York Sun. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (391x640, 122 KB) The New York Sun This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or article, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the newspaper or the individual contributors who worked... A newspaper is a lightweight and disposable publication (more specifically, a periodical), usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... “NY” redirects here. ... A newspaper is a lightweight and disposable publication (more specifically, a periodical), usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Seth Lipsky (born in 1946 in Brooklyn) is the current editor of the New York Sun, a right of center daily newspaper in New York City. ... The Forward is a Jewish-American newspaper published in New York. ... Ira Stoll (born 1972) is vice president and managing editor of The New York Sun. ...

The paper's motto, displayed on its masthead and website, is "It Shines For All." This motto is also the name of a blog that is part of the Sun's online presence along with its official website. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ...

An earlier newspaper also named The New York Sun began publication in 1833 and merged with the New York World-Telegram in 1950. Other than their shared name, address, motto and masthead, there is no connection between the current Sun and its namesake. The original New York Sun began publication September 3, 1833, as a morning newspaper, and an evening edition began in 1887. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The New York World-Telegram was formed by the 1931 sale of the New York World by the heirs of Joseph Pulitzer to Scripps Howard, owners since 1927 of the Evening Telegram. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A masthead is a list, usually found on the editorial page of a newspaper, of the members of the newspapers editorial board. ...



The New York Sun is well known for its learned and serious arts coverage, which includes such critics as Adam Kirsch on literature, Jay Nordlinger on classical music, Joel Lobenthal on dance, Lance Esplund on art, Otto Penzler on mystery writing, Eric Ormsby on poetry, Carl Rollyson on biography, and Will Friedwald on jazz. The Sun has also received critical praise for its sports section, whose writers include Steven Goldman, Thomas Hauser, Sean Lahman, and Tim Marchman. Its crossword puzzle, edited by Peter Gordon, has been called one of the two best in the United States [2]. The Sun's sports columns are known for featuring "new-age" or statistics-based writers and analysis, including John Hollinger and various writers from Football Outsiders. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jay Nordlinger is an U.S conservative journalist and columnist. ... Otto Penzler (born July 8, 1942) is a well-known publisher and editor of mystery fiction in the United States and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives. ... Eric Linn Ormsby, born in Atlanta in 1941, is a poet, a scholar, and a man of letters. ... Will Friedwald (born 1961) is an American author and music critic. ... Steven Goldman is a sports writer on baseball and a commentator on the New York Yankees and at times on the New York Mets. ... Thomas Hauser (born 27 February 1946 in New York City, USA) is an American author. ... Sean Lahman (June 9, 1968—) is a sports historian, writer, statistician, and archivist. ... Tim Marchman is a baseball columnist for the New York Sun newspaper. ... A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square grid of black and white squares. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Hollinger is an influential figure in the field of APBRmetrics, the quantitative analysis of basketball. ... Football Outsiders is a website started in 2003 that analyzes football teams and players using a statistical analysis formula called defense-adjusted value over average, or DVOA. Aaron Schatz, who created the DVOA formula, is the sites founder and editor. ...

Editorial stance and relationship with The New York Times

The Sun was founded by a group of investors including Conrad Black with the intent of providing a non-tabloid alternative to The New York Times. It would put Manhattan and New York state news on its front page (in contrast to the Times' emphasis on national and international news over local issues). The Sun's managing editor Ira Stoll had been a longtime critic of this policy of the Times, as well as what he considered to be liberal bias in Times reporting, in his media watchdog blog smartertimes.com.[3] When smartertimes.com became defunct, its Web traffic was redirected to the Sun website. Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former financier, newspaper magnate, and biographer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Stoll has characterized the Sun's political orientation as "right-of-center,"[4] and an associate of Conrad Black predicted in 2002 that the paper would be "certainly neoconservative in its views."[5] Editor-in-chief Lipsky describes the agenda of the paper's prominent op-ed page as "limited government, individual liberty, constitutional fundamentals, equality under the law, economic growth ... standards in literature and culture, education."[6] The Sun's roster of columnists includes many prominent conservative writers, including William F. Buckley, Jr., Michael Barone, Daniel Pipes, and Mark Steyn. Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Left-Right politics or the Left-Right political spectrum is a common way of classifying political positions, political ideologies, or political parties along a one-dimensional political spectrum. ... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Editorial and Op-ed. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... This article is about the conservative journalist and commentator. ... Michael Barone Michael Barone is a political expert and commentator. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Mark Steyn (born 1959) is a Canadian journalist, columnist, and film and music critic. ...

The Sun is "known for its pugnacious coverage of Jewish-related issues";[7] in particular, it is "a strong proponent of Israel's right to defend itself."[8] It has published articles by pro-Israel reporter Aaron Klein. For other persons of the same name, see Aaron Klein (disambiguation). ...

The paper courted controversy in 2003 with an unsigned February 6 editorial arguing that protestors against the Iraq war should be prosecuted for treason.[9][10] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

According to Scott Sherman, writing in the left-wing magazine The Nation (4/30/07), the Sun is "a broadsheet that injects conservative ideology into the country's most influential philanthropic, intellectual and media hub; a paper whose day-to-day coverage of New York City emphasizes lower taxes, school vouchers and free-market solutions to urban problems; a paper whose elegant culture pages hold their own against the Times in quality and sophistication; a paper that breaks news and crusades on a single issue; a paper that functions as a journalistic SWAT team against individuals and institutions seen as hostile to Israel and Jews; and a paper that unapologetically displays the scalps of its victims."[11] In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. [2] Founded on July 6, 1865 as an Abolitionist publication, it is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. ...

In the same article, Mark Malloch Brown, Kofi Annan's chief of staff at the United Nations, describes the Sun as "a pimple on the backside of American journalism." According to Sherman, Brown "accepts that the paper's obsession with the UN translates into influence... he admits the Sun "does punch way above its circulation number, on occasion." He goes on to say, "Clearly amongst its minuscule circulation were a significant number of diplomats. And so it did at times act as some kind of rebel house paper inside the UN. It fed the gossip mills and what was said in the cafeterias."[11] Brown's insult was in the context of the Sun's determined reporting of the UN's central role in the Saddam Hussein Oil-for-Food scandal. Sir Mark Malloch Brown KCMG (born 1953 in England), a British national, was briefly United Nations Deputy Secretary-General. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... The Oil-for-Food Programme was established by the United Nations in 1996 to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine and the like. ...

Adweek columnist Tom Messner calls the Sun "the best paper in New York" (5/14/07), noting that "The New York Sun is a conservative paper, but it gets the respect of the left. The Nation's April 30 issue contains an article on the Sun's rise by Scott Sherman that is as balanced an article as I have ever read in the magazine (not a gibe; you don't read The Nation for balance)."[12] Adweek is a weekly American advertising trade publication. ...


The Audit Bureau of Circulations confirmed that in its first six months of publication the Sun had an average circulation of just under 18,000.[13] By 2005 the paper reported an estimated circulation of 45,000.[14] In December 2005 the Sun withdrew from the Audit Bureau of Circulations to join the Certified Audit of Circulations, whose other New York clients are the free papers The Village Voice and amNewYork, and began an aggressive campaign of free distribution in select neighborhoods.[15][16] As of 2007 the paper claims a readership of 150,000.[17] The Audit Bureau of Circulations is one of the several organizations of the same name operating in different parts of the world. ... This article is about a New York newspaper. ... AM New York is a free daily morning newspaper published in New York City by the Tribune Corporation, which also publishes Newsday. ...

The Sun's online edition has been accessible for free since August 2006.[18]

While the Sun claims "150,000 of New York City's Most Influential Readers Every Day," according to April 2007 article in The Nation, its [the Sun's] own audit indicates that "the Sun is selling 13,211 hard copies a day and giving away more than 85,000. (By contrast, the Daily News sells about 700,000 copies a day.) In an attempt to lasso subscribers in certain New York ZIP codes, the Sun recently offered free subscriptions for a full year, an unusual way for a newspaper to build circulation."[11] Mr. ...

The Sun acquired www.LatestPolitics.com in 2007. [19] In 2007, The New York Sun acquired LatestPolitics. ...

See also

Amy Braunschweiger is an American-born freelance writer. ...


  1. ^ Haberman, Clyde (2004-04-17). Extra! Extra! Here Comes Another Sun. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  2. ^ Gaffney, Matt (2006-07-12). The Ultimate Crossword Smackdown. Who writes better puzzles, humans or computers?. Slate. Retrieved on 2006-10-26.
  3. ^ http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2001/nov01/nov26/5_fri/news3friday.html
  4. ^ http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/clyne200407190902.asp
  5. ^ http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2001/nov01/nov26/5_fri/news3friday.html
  6. ^ http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2002/04/25/nysun/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.forward.com/articles/hollinger-woes-casting-a-pall-over-future-of-neoco/
  8. ^ http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/clyne200407190902.asp
  9. ^ http://www.slate.com/id/2078455/
  10. ^ http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-evolokh020703.asp
  11. ^ a b c Sherman, Scott (2007-4-30). "Sun-rise in New York". The Nation.
  12. ^ http://www.adweek.com/aw/magazine/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003584574
  13. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C04EFDB173CF930A15751C1A9649C8B63
  14. ^ http://www.medialifemagazine.com/News2005/may05/may09/4_thurs/news2thursday.html
  15. ^ http://www.nysun.com/article/24943?page_no=2
  16. ^ http://www.gawker.com/news/metro/groundhog-day-revelation-12-weeks-of-sun-152436.php
  17. ^ http://www.nysun.com/placeanad.php
  18. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/newspapers/new_york_sun_sees_light_makes_web_free_41612.asp
  19. ^ http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/departments/online/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003584849

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. [2] Founded on July 6, 1865 as an Abolitionist publication, it is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. ...

External links

  • The New York Sun
  • It Shines For All, the Sun's blog
  • NYSunPolitics.com, another Sun website featuring columns, indexes and a blog
  • The Nation article on the Sun

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