Presented without comment, the email Radar assistant editor Jed Heyman sent this afternoon to his fellow 2004 alumni of the Columbia Publishing Course:
From: Jed Heyman
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: [cpc2004] Rude awakening from a good dream
Hello my fellow CPC 04 Alum.
As many of you are probably aware, Radar magazine has had its funding suddenly and inexplicably yanked. On the verge of putting our 4th issue to bed (which have been our best yet, both editorially and in terms of ad sales) the announcement was made that our investors weren't even going to publish it, instead choosing to let all our work go to waste. Needless to say, we're all pretty heartbroken over this. As we were a staff marked by cynicism and irony, it is sort of remarkable that the one thing none of us felt the least bit cynical or ironic about was our publication.
Anyway, I guess bottom line for me is that, starting immediately, I am now once again unemployed, so if any of you hear anything... The upshot, I guess, is that I find myself with quite a bit of free time, now that I'm not working until 8 pm every night. If any of you want to have drinks/lunch and listen to my bitter ramblings, I'm very available.
P.S. — The Radar staff requests that instead of flowers, friends of Radar express their condolences in the form of death threats sent to Mort Zuckerman.