Down East 2013 ©
Editor Curtis Robinson is quoted as saying the 16-page tabloid with a 5,000 daily print run will be put together by himself and two reporters using a “virtual newsroom,” which is to say the Sun won’t have a conventional office, but will be written, edited and published from his Munjoy Hill apartment and various coffee shops. Robinson said the paper will focus on hard news, following the model of the Concord Daily Sun, with which it is affiliated. That paper doesn’t seem to have a Web site, so I guess we’ll have to take his word for it.
This isn’t the first time somebody has tried a free daily in Portland. Another paper, also called the Sun, had a brief run a few years ago, before succumbing to lack of advertising and lack of interest.
Al Diamon can be e-mailed at email@example.com.