Press: Last Tribulation

New York's newest daily folds

When the tabloid-size Trib hit New York City last January, it had a print order of 200,000 copies, an innovative magazine-style format, a highly automated production system, a blue-chip board of politically conservative backers and a priceless reservoir of good wishes from a city that had not seen a major new daily in seven years. As the paper's bus ads trumpeted, THE TRIB: IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED SOONER.

Maybe it happened too soon. Three months, 62 issues and $4 million later, its paid circulation running as low as 50,000, the Trib last week went the way of the...

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