The New York Times

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History and Background
– The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded in 1851.
– It is published by The New York Times Company.
– The newspaper has a worldwide reported readership of 9.41 million digital-only subscribers and 670,000 print subscribers as of 2023.
– The New York Times has won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any newspaper.
– It is considered a national newspaper of record and is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the United States.
– The newspaper was founded in 1851 by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones.
– It was initially published by Raymond, Jones & Company.
– The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded, has been governed by the Sulzberger family since 1896.
– A.G. Sulzberger, the fifth generation of the family, is the current publisher and chairman of the company.
– Adolph Ochs gained a controlling interest in the company in 1896 and coined the newspaper’s slogan, ‘All The News That’s Fit To Print.’

Organization and Sections
– The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization since the mid-1970s.
– It has added special weekly sections on various topics to supplement regular news, editorials, sports, and features.
– The newspaper’s emphasis remains on global and U.S. hard news coverage.
– Since 2008, The New York Times has been organized into sections such as News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, and Travel.
– It also includes other features and sections.

Influence and Impact
– The New York Times has had a significant influence on American journalism.
– It played a role in exposing corruption and bringing about political change, such as the end of the Tweed Ring’s domination of New York City Hall.
– The newspaper transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical in the 1880s.
– The paper’s slogan, ‘All The News That’s Fit To Print,’ was seen as a jab at competing publications known for sensationalist reporting.
– Under the guidance of Adolph Ochs, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, and reputation.

Expansion and Innovations
– The New York Times extended its breadth and reach in the 1940s and beyond.
– It introduced air delivery of the newspaper to Philadelphia in 1910 and trans-Atlantic delivery to London by dirigible balloon in 1919.
– The newspaper received the first on-the-spot wireless telegraph transmission from a naval battle during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904.
– The New York Times published a special 4 A.M. Airplane Edition during the 1920 Republican National Convention.
– The newspaper’s leadership, including Arthur Hays Sulzberger and Orvil Dryfoos, contributed to its expansion and innovations.

Landmark Cases and Investigations
– New York Times v. Sullivan (1964): This case established the actual malice standard for press reports about public officials or public figures to be considered defamatory or libelous.
– Pentagon Papers (1971): The New York Times published excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the government’s hidden involvement in the Vietnam War. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of The New York Times.
– Investigation into Donald Trump’s fortune and tax avoidance: In October 2018, The New York Times published a detailed investigation into Donald Trump’s self-made fortune and tax avoidance, based on extensive document examination. The report won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
– Cybersecurity breaches: The New York Times was reportedly targeted by cybersecurity breaches in 2016, which may have been related to other cyberattacks on institutions like the Democratic National Committee.
– Acquisitions and new offerings: The New York Times Company acquired The Athletic, a sports news website, in January 2022, and also acquired Wordle, a popular game. The paper has also introduced new offerings such as television news programs and exclusive newsletters for subscribers.

The New York Times (Wikipedia)

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper based in New York City. The New York Times covers domestic, national, and international news, and publishes opinion pieces, investigative reports, and reviews. As one of the longest-running newspapers in the United States, it serves as one of the country's newspapers of record. As of May 2024, the newspaper has a readership of 9.9 million digital-only subscribers and 640,000 print subscribers, making it the second-largest newspaper in the country by print circulation. The Times has received 137 Pulitzer Prizes as of 2023, the most of any publication, among other accolades. The New York Times is published by The New York Times Company; since 1896, the company has been chaired by the Ochs-Sulzberger family, including its current chairman and the paper's publisher, A. G. Sulzberger. The Times is headquartered at The New York Times Building in Manhattan.

The New York Times
All the News That's Fit to Print
The New York Times print edition on January 13, 2024
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)The New York Times Company
Founder(s)
PublisherA. G. Sulzberger
Editor-in-chiefJoseph Kahn
Managing editor
Staff writers1,700 (2023)
FoundedSeptember 18, 1851; 172 years ago (1851-09-18)
Headquarters620 Eighth Avenue
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
CountryUnited States
Circulation10,360,000 news subscribers (as of May 2024)
Sister newspapersInternational Herald Tribune (1967–2013)
The New York Times International Edition (1943–1967; 2013–present)
ISSN0362-4331 (print)
1553-8095 (web)
OCLC number1645522
Websitenytimes.com

The Times was founded as the conservative New-York Daily Times in 1851, and came to national recognition in the 1870s with its aggressive coverage of corrupt politician William M. Tweed. Following the Panic of 1893, Chattanooga Times publisher Adolph Ochs gained a controlling interest in the company. In 1935, Ochs was succeeded by his son-in-law, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, who began a push into European news. Sulzberger's son-in-law Arthur Ochs became publisher in 1963, adapting to a changing newspaper industry and introducing radical changes. The New York Times was involved in the landmark 1964 Supreme Court case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, which restricted the ability of public officials to sue the media for defamation.

In 1971, The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers, an internal Department of Defense document detailing the United States's historical involvement in the Vietnam War, despite pushback from then-president Richard Nixon. In the landmark decision New York Times Co. v. United States (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment guaranteed the right to publish the Pentagon Papers. In the 1980s, the Times began a two-decade progression to digital technology and launched nytimes.com in 1996. In the 21st century, The New York Times has shifted online amid the decline of newspapers.

The Times has expanded to several other publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times International Edition, The New York Times Book Review. In addition, the paper has produced several television series, podcasts—including The Daily—and games through The New York Times Games. The New York Times has been involved in several controversies in its history.


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