The New York Times newspaper has a rich tapestry of editorial history. The newspaper has embarked on various media ventures, maintained a competitive readership, has adapted to and pioneered changes in regard to how print journalism is produced and obtained.
The New York Times' publication history
The New York Times Newspaper was established in 18 September 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones. Together, they launched the newspaper under the title The New York Daily Times, priced at one cent. Initially, the newspaper was published daily, except on Sundays. Sunday editions of the newspaper began in 1861. Aimed at appealing to a Conservative readership, the newspaper aspires to deliver unbiased and informative journalism.
In 1896, the newspaper was handed over to Adolph Ochs. The newspaper is now owned by The New York Times Company which is associated with the Ochs-Sulzberger family, relatives of Adolph Ochs who took over ownership of the newspaper in 1896. The family maintains a monopoly of ownership via voting shares.
In the years that followed, after the newspaper began its circulation, The New York Times' readership expanded, followed by additional sections to the newspaper such as a fashion section, a crossword puzzle and the introduction of an international version of the newspaper. All of these additional aspects of the newspaper were launched in the 1840s.
The international version of the newspaper ceased publication in 1967 when The New York Times struck a deal with The New York Herald Tribune and The Washington Post. This resulted in the publication of the International Herald Tribune which was published in France.
Six years after the newspaper began its circulation, the paper's name was changed to The New York Times. Other additional changes at the newspaper occurred when the paper purchased a radio station in 1946. The New York Times ranks third in US circulation and has 11 national news bureaus, 16 news bureaus and 26 foreign news bureaus.
Relocation and achievements The newspaper's headquarters have moved from various locations in New York, including locations in Manhattan and Time Square. The New York Times has been awarded a total of 104 Pulitzer Awards for its editorial content. Like many other print publications, the paper has endured its fair share of editorial controversy such as the 1964 libel case, Times v. Sullivan and The Pentagon Papers in 1971.
Format The newspaper is printed in three sections covering topics such as news, sports, health, science and business, opinion articles and other features.
The newspaper launched its online website in 1996. It is one of the most popular online newspapers, receiving millions of visitors. In 2011, the paper launched a subscription fee to access its online content.