The New York Sun – the city’s new daily broadsheet, backed by, among others, Lord Conrad Black [WAMN: 29-Nov-01] – is to hit NY newsstands five days a week from the spring.

President/ceo and editor Seth Lipsky, quondam editor of the Wall Street Journal, said the paper would focus on the city’s news.

“Our mission at The New York Sun will be to provide priority coverage of New York City and the national and international news that affects it and to provide a high-quality broadsheet environment to advertisers desiring to reach the New York market,” he said.

“We will seek an audience in all five boroughs and will aim to produce a newspaper for serious New Yorkers who are participants in the political, commercial, cultural, sporting and spiritual life of this city.”

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