The first edition of The Sun was published on this date in 1837. To mark the 174th anniversary, Baltimoresun.com has posted a gallery of notable front pages.
You’re invited to write potential front-page headlines yourself over the span of the next 174 years. (Quick, try to get there before the trolls discover it.)
And you can look at some aspects of the paper’s history, including a short history of the paper’s vignette, or distinctive nameplate, and some of the articles that won the paper Pulitzer Prizes.
It is still here, and it means to continue.
I have worked at The Sun for twenty-four of the past twenty-five years, going in to the newsroom each working day over that span resolved to identify and correct errors without creating new ones, to order disordered texts, to establish clarity where there was confusion.
Every one of those days, I, along with the other editors, fell short of what we might have accomplished, and on every following day we fell to work determined to do better.
Today I go back to try once more.