There was a day, back in the 1960s, when The Baltimore Sun was ranked among the 10 best newspapers in America by Time magazine, itself now a shriveled, miniature version of the upstart publication Henry Luce founded in 1923. It stood its stratospheric place at the top alongside such publishing totems as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal, and others, many of them that still exist also grasping for a life preserver. Nationally, 1,810 newspapers ceased publication between 2004-18. The Sun’s editor in-chief, Price Day, pronounced his product “The best unread newspaper in America.” The Sun had 10 foreign bureaus strategically placed around the globe, the second largest Washington bureau of 16 reporters, outnumbered only by The New York Times, and a bureau in every county surrounding Baltimore City as well as a Western Maryland outpost.
DeFilippo: If Bainum’s Newspaper Bid Shines, The (Baltimore) Sun Also Rises
April 12, 2021