51 Facts About The New York Times


The Times has won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any newspaper, and has long been regarded as a national "newspaper of record".

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Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features.

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New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18,1851.

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That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga The New York Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000.

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Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr Van Anda, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, and reputation; Sunday circulation went from under 9,000 in 1896 to 780,000 in 1934.

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The Times was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, with the first color photograph on the front page appearing on October 16,1997.

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New York Times switched to a digital production process sometime before 1980, but only began preserving the resulting digital text that year.

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In 1983, the The New York Times sold the electronic rights to its articles to LexisNexis.

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In September 2008, The New York Times announced that it would be combining certain sections effective October 6,2008, in editions printed in the New York metropolitan area.

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The presses used by The New York Times can allow four sections to be printed simultaneously; as the paper includes more than four sections on all days except for Saturday, the sections were required to be printed separately in an early press run and collated together.

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The New York Times announcement stated that the number of news pages and employee positions would remain unchanged, with the paper realizing cost savings by cutting overtime expenses.

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In December 2012, the The New York Times published "Snow Fall", a six-part article about the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche which integrated videos, photos, and interactive graphics and was hailed as a watershed moment for online journalism.

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In October 2018, the The New York Times published a 14,218-word investigation into Donald Trump's "self-made" fortune and tax avoidance, an 18-month project based on examination of 100,000 pages of documents.

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In May 2019, The New York Times announced that it would present a television news program based on news from its individual reporters stationed around the world and that it would premiere on FX and Hulu.

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Newspaper moved its headquarters to the Times Tower, located at 1475 Broadway in 1904, in an area then called Longacre Square, that was later renamed Times Square in the newspaper's honor.

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Decade later, The New York Times moved its newsroom and businesses headquarters from West 43rd Street to a new tower at 620 Eighth Avenue between West 40th and 41st Streets, in Manhattan, directly across Eighth Avenue from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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In 2009, Russ Stanton, editor of the Los Angeles Times, a competitor, stated that the newsroom of The New York Times was twice the size of the Los Angeles Times, which had a newsroom of 600 at the time.

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New York Times has not endorsed a Republican Party member for president since Dwight D Eisenhower in 1956; since 1960, it has endorsed the Democratic Party nominee in every presidential election.

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The New York Times did endorse incumbent moderate Republican mayors of New York City Rudy Giuliani in 1997, and Michael Bloomberg in 2005 and 2009.

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When referring to people, The New York Times generally uses honorifics rather than unadorned last names.

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New York Times printed a display advertisement on its first page on January 6,2009, breaking tradition at the paper.

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The Times has on occasion published unfiltered video content that includes profanity and slurs where it has determined that such video has news value.

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From 1851 to 2017, The New York Times published around 60,000 print issues containing about 3.

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New York Times International Edition is a print version of the paper tailored for readers outside the United States.

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Formerly a joint venture with The Washington Post named The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times took full ownership of the paper in 2002 and has gradually integrated it more closely into its domestic operations.

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The New York Times has published several cookbooks, including The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century, published in late 2010.

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On September 17,2007, The New York Times announced that it would stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight the following day, reflecting a growing view in the industry that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from increased traffic on a free site.

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In 2008, The New York Times was made available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch; as well as publishing an iPad app in 2010.

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In 2010, The New York Times editors collaborated with students and faculty from New York University's Studio 20 Journalism Masters program to launch and produce "The Local East Village", a hyperlocal blog designed to offer news "by, for and about the residents of the East Village".

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Times Reader is a digital version of The New York Times, created via a collaboration between the newspaper and Microsoft.

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The New York Times Reader takes the principles of print journalism and applies them to the technique of online reporting, using a series of technologies developed by Microsoft and their Windows Presentation Foundation team.

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In June 2012, The New York Times introduced its first official foreign-language variant, cn.

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The New York Times articles are available to users in China via the use of mirror websites, apps, domestic newspapers, and social media.

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Between February 2016 and September 2019, The New York Times launched a standalone Spanish-language edition, The New York Times en Espanol.

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The SEA managed to penetrate the paper's domain name registrar, Melbourne IT, and alter DNS records for The New York Times, putting some of its websites out of service for hours.

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Criticism rose for his denial of widespread famine, known in Ukraine as the Holodomor, in the early 1930s in which he summarized Soviet propaganda, and the The New York Times published, as fact: "Conditions are bad, but there is no famine".

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In 2003, after the Pulitzer Board began a renewed inquiry, the Times hired Mark von Hagen, professor of Russian history at Columbia University, to review Duranty's work.

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The New York Times believed strongly and publicly that Judaism was a religion, not a race or nationality – that Jews should be separate only in the way they worshiped.

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The New York Times thought they needed no state or political and social institutions of their own.

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The New York Times went to great lengths to avoid having The Times branded a Jewish newspaper.

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The New York Times resented other publications for emphasizing the Jewishness of people in the news.

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The The New York Times was silent on the matter of an increase in US immigration quotas to permit more Jews to enter, and "actively supported the British Government's restriction on legal immigration to Palestine even as the persecution of Jews intensified".

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In 2004, the newspaper's public editor Daniel Okrent said in an opinion piece that The New York Times did have a liberal bias in news coverage of certain social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.

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New York Times was involved in a significant controversy regarding the allegations surrounding Iraq and weapons of mass destruction in September 2002.

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The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, by political science professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, alleges The New York Times sometimes criticizes Israeli policies but is not even-handed and is generally pro-Israel.

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In December 2019, twelve historians wrote to The New York Times Magazine, expressing concern over what they alleged were inaccuracies and falsehoods fundamental to Hannah-Jones' reporting.

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In September 2020, the The New York Times updated the opening text of the project website to remove the phrase "understanding 1619 as our true founding" without accompanying editorial notes.

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The The New York Times defended its practices, with Hannah-Jones emphasizing how most of the project's content has remained unchanged.

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The New York Times has developed a national and international "reputation for thoroughness".

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Nevertheless, like many other US media sources, the The New York Times has suffered from a decline in public perceptions of credibility in the US in the early 21st century.

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New York Times has won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

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