New York Press Editorial Team Issues Its Manifesto

august 24, 2005  04:18 pm
In this week's issue, new editor-in-chief Harry Siegel and senior editor Jonathan Leaf say that the "part of New York that belongs to those who make it their home, rather than those who are passing through, is slowly dying" and call the city "an anachronism" in a time that "technology allows financiers, diplomats and scholars to do their work just as well from Jersey City, Chicago, or Omaha as from Midtown." With those things in mind, they lay out what will be their paper's guiding principles: openness, expansiveness and the idea that "a newspaper must serve an ideal of justice."