American daily newspaper since 1851 “All the News that was Fit to Print”
Brief History First name: The New-York Daily Times Founded on September 18, 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.
Henry Jarvis Raymond •Journalist and Politician •Republican speaker •Began his journalistic career in Greely’s Tribune •In the first issue of the Times Raymond announced his purpose to write in temperate and measured language and to get into a passion as rarely as possible.
"There are few things in this world which it is worthwhile to get angry about; and they are just the things anger will not improve.” In controversy he meant to avoid abusive language.His editorials were generally cautious, impersonal, and finished in form.In addition to his work with the New York Times, he wrote severalbooks, including:A Life of Daniel Webster (1853)Political Lessons of the Revolution (1854)A History of the Administration of President Lincoln (1864)The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln (1865)
George Jones Before founding the New-York Daily Times he was an Albany banker. Between 1870 and 1871 the newspaper published a series of exposés that contributed to the downfall of Boss Tweed and his corrupt city government.
The New York TimesOn 1892: Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones published a Western edition, The Times of California. It arrives whenever a mail boat makes its journey around Cape Horn. It dies with the rise of California Newspapers. http://www.nytco.com/company/milestones/timeline_1851.html
Did you know that... The New York Times: 1894: The trans-Atlantic steamer Arctic goes down; fewer than 50 survive. The Times beats the herald with an exclusive eyewitness report. December 11, 1861: The Times publishes its first illustrations: front-page cartoons of Henry J. Raymonds rival James Gordon Bennett; publisher of The Herald. July 13-16, 1863: Mobs riot in New York to protest the draft; more than 100 are killed. The Times, pro-union and anti-slavery, is a leading target. Its Park Row building is defended by Raymond and others with rifles and Gatling guns; mobs attack the Tribune building instead.
Brief History Changed name to The New York Times on December 30, 1922. Originally published everyday except Sunday but on April 21, 1861, they started publishing Sunday issues. Transitioned from supporting Republican candidates to becoming politically independent on 1884. Nicknamed "the Gray Lady", and long regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"
The Gray Lady, a nickname for The NewYork Times newspaper, in reference to its tradition of presenting many words and few pictures.
FRONT PAGE of the first issue on September 18, 1851.Yellow: THE NEWS FROM EUROPE.; ARRIVAL OF THEEUROPOS MAILS. AFFAIRS IN ENGLAND The Election inFrance--Arrests, &c. APPREHENDED DISTURBANCE INAUSTRIA. SOUTHERN EUROPE. GREAT BRITAIN. TheAmerican and English Yachts. Kosauth and Austria. FRANCE;AUSTRIA; SPAIN; TURKEY PORTUGAL ;BREMEN ;BAVARIA‘FRANKFORT PRUSSIA. LOMBARDY TUSCANY; THE PAPALSTATES; SWITZELAND; ICELAND... Red: NEW-YORK CITY.; DEATH OF A BAPTIST MISSIONARY. EXECUTION OF THE TOW CONDESTNED MURDERERS; FIRE IN HUDSON-STREET. FIRE IN SPRING- STREET. RUN OVER BY AN ICE CART. DISTURBANCE BETWEEN RIYAL BLACKSMITHS. STEAMERS. "TREY COME." NEW STEAMBOAT LINE. DEATH IN A CELL. DEATH FROM CONYULSIONS. FALSE ALARM. WOMAN POISONED. ACCIDENT TO AN OMNIBES-DRIVER A SAD AND FATAL ACCIDENT. ARREST OF AN ESCAPED COURT CALENDAR
Brief History Owned by The New York Times Company which also publishes 18 daily newspapers including International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe. Acquired by Adolph Ochs, publisher of the The Chattanooga Times, in 1896. The international edition stopped publishing in 1967
Who is Adolph Simon Ochs? (March 12, 1858–April 8, 1935) At the age of 19, he borrowed $250 to purchase a controlling interest in The Chattanooga Times, becoming its publisher. The following year he founded a commercial paper called The Tradesman.
He was one of the founders of the Southern Associated Press and served as president. In 1896, at the age of 38, he again borrowed money to purchase The New York Times. He formed the New York Times Co., placed the paper on a strong financial foundation, and became the majority stockholder.
April 8, 1935: Adolph S. Ochs dies. His son-in-law, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, becomes publisher on May 7. April 25, 1961: Arthur Hays Sulzberger steps down as publisher after 26 years. His son-in-law Orvil E. Dryfoos is named to succeed him. May 25, 1963: Dryfoos dies at 50. On June 20, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, 37, is named publisher. December 11, 1968: Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher from 1935 to 1961, dies. Present: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. Is the chairman.
The New York Times Co. vsSullivan The papers involvement in a 1964 libel case helped bring one of the key United States Supreme Court decisions supporting Freedom of the Press. As a USSC case which established the actual malice standard which has to be met before press reports about public officials or public figures can be considered to be defamation (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words). After The New York Times prevailed in this case, news organizations were free to report the widespread disorder and civil rights infringements. II. MORTARA AFFAIRS.
Did you know that... The New York Times: 1893: More than a century before The Timess regular use of color in the daily paper, The New York Recorder installs color presses. The World, The Herald and The Journal soon follow. October 10, 1898: In a gamble, Ochs lowers the price of the daily paper to 1 cent. Circulation triples within a year, to 76,000 from 26,000, and advertising revenues soar. April 13, 1904: The Times receives the first on-the-spot wireless transmission from a naval battle, a report of the destruction of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Port Arthur in the Yellow Sea during the Russian-Japanese war.
Did you know that... The New York Times: June 3, 1918: The Times wins its first Pulitzer Prize, for public service in publishing the texts of dozens of official reports, documents and speeches about World War I. June 10, 1919: The Times is the only paper in the world to print the entire Treaty of Versailles. September 13, 1987: The Sunday paper weighs in at 12 pounds, with 1,612 pages, a record. January 19, 1996: The Times on the Web – www.nytimes.com – goes online, giving readers anywhere in the world access to the newspapers articles and pictures on the night of publication.
Popular Pages The issue on April 16, 1912 with 22 pages. Headline: The Titanic Sinks
Popular Pages The front page of The New York Times on July 14, 1914, announcing Austria- Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia.
What it is today: Still owned by the Ochs- Sulzberger Family, one of the United States’ newspaper dynasties. Reduced its width to 12 inches (300 mm) from 13.5 inches (340 mm) on August 6, 2007 adopting the width that has become the U.S paper industry standard. Has the most popular news website.
Headquarters: The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan, New York.
Circulation: 1, 150, 589 daily and 1, 645, 152 copies on Sundays. (2011) Largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States Third largest newspaper (circulation) overall behind the The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
The New York Times TIMELINE September 18- December 31, 2001: The Times published A Nation Challenged, a section with complete worldwide coverage of the roots and consequences of September 11. April 10, 2005: The New York Times expands editorial pages. April 14, 2005: The New York Times introduces Thursday Styles. September 26, 2008: NYTimes.com hosts live streaming video of the 2008 presidential debate -- its first live video feed on the homepage. May 24, 2009: The New York Times launches Metropolitan, a new section appearing in the Sunday edition with narrative profiles, reported essays and innovative storytelling about New York and its suburbs.
PARTS Just like any other newspaper The New York Times has:
Sections: The newspaper is organized in three sections, including the magazine. News: Includes International, National, Business, Technology, Science, Health, Sports, The Metro Section, Education, Weather, and Obituaries. Opinion: Includes Editorials, Op-Eds and Letters to the editor. Features: Includes Arts, Movies, Theatre, Travel, NYC Guide, Dining & Wine, Home & Garden, Fashion & Style, The New York Times Magazines, and Sunday Review.
Popular Pages: Photo from New York Times - January 2006 His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was pictured on the cover of the January 8, 2006 issue of the New York Times during his visit to New Orleans, where he surveyed the physical and environmental damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. While in New Orleans, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew prayed for the victims and also for those whose lives were affected by the catastrophic events.
The New York Timescaptured the First Couplesharing a jubilant momenton their front page, alongwith anxious-looking SecretService guards.http://www.boston.com/news/world/gallery/1_20_09_front_page?pg=10
Why is it FAMOUS? Adolf Ochs is prominent in the business (journalism/paper) industry. The New York Times grew bigger/ expanded. It has foundations (The New York Times foundation), support to Educational programs, environmental stewardship, and other community affairs. The New York Times converge with the Mobile apps (iPhone, Blackberry, Android) The New York Times Co. has indulged to scientific inventions. Has 106 Pulitzer’s Prizes, the most of any news organization.
Did you know... The New York Times Co., invented a “MAGIC MIRROR”Magic Mirror prototype uses Microsoft Kinect to detect and follow yourmovements, while deploying voice recognition technology to execute yourcommands. With this omniscient slab affixed to your wall, you can surf theweb, flip through your wardrobe and send reassuring e-mails to your teenagedaughter, whom you should have driven to school a good 30 minutesago. http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/05/new-york-times-magic-mirror-helps-you-get-dressed-puts-the-wa/
The New York Times was once considered the gold standard in American journalism and the mosttrusted news organization in America. - William McGowan