17 Facts About The New York Times

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

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2. The New York Times said that the suit was "entirely without merit" and was "a series of recycled, scurrilous and unjustified attacks.

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3. On June 16, 2015, The New York Times published an article reporting the deaths of six Irish students staying in Berkeley, California when the balcony they were standing on collapsed, the paper's story insinuating that they were to blame for the collapse.

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4. New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt concluded in his January 10, 2009, column, "Though the most vociferous supporters of Israel and the Palestinians do not agree, I think The New York Times, largely barred from the battlefield and reporting amid the chaos of war, has tried its best to do a fair, balanced and complete job—and has largely succeeded.

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

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6. In April 2010, The New York Times announced it would begin publishing daily content through an iPad app.

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7. In 2008, The New York Times created an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch which allowed users to download articles to their mobile device enabling them to read the paper even when they were unable to receive a signal.

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8. In 2012, The New York Times introduced a Chinese-language news site, cn.

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9. In August 2014, The New York Times decided to use the word "torture" to describe incidents in which interrogators "inflicted pain on a prisoner in an effort to get information.

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10. In 2017, The New York Times eliminated the position of public editor.

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11. In December 2012, 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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12. 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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13. On September 14, 1987, The New York Times printed the heaviest ever newspaper, at over 12 pounds and 1,612 pages.

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14. The New York Times began an international edition in 1946.

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15. In the 1880s, The New York Times gradually transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical.

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

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17. The New York Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the US.

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