Pranay Gupte, the New York Sun‘s “Lunch at the Four Seasons” columnist, informed us late yesterday that he is no longer interested in writing the column for free, and that the paper does not have the money to pay him.
That he opted to inform us in the third person is, quite frankly, unnecessary:
From: Pranay Gupte
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:41 PM
Pranay Gupte has left The New York Sun where he wrote a daily column of profiles, “Lunch at The Four Seasons.” Mr. Gupte could no longer afford to contribute pro bono, as he had for the last 20 months, and the Sun — which continues to struggle financially in its fifth year of existence — did not have the money to pay him.