The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously
published in New York City, since 1851.
18 September 1851: "We publish today the first issue
of the New York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays
excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come." The founders were
Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.
website is one of the the most popular American online newspaper websites.
Access to the newspaper's online content is through a metered paywall.
Frequent users have to purchase a digital subscription.
The print version of the paper remains the largest local metropolitan
newspaper in the United States.
Nicknamed "the Gray Lady" and long regarded within the industry as a national
"newspaper of record", The New York Times is owned by The New York Times
The paper's motto, printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page,
is "All the News That's Fit to Print." It is organized into sections: News,
Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, Home, and Features.
New York Times Early Milestones
1852: Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones publish
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
1856: The Associated Press is formally organized,
with Raymond as a director.
1861: Responding to the thirst for Civil War news,
major dailies, including The NY Times, start Sunday Issues.
1861: The NY Times publishes its first
illustrations: front-page cartoons of Henry J. Raymond's rival James Gordon
Bennett; publisher of The Herald.
1865: NY Times front-page columns bordered in black
when reporting the assassination of Lincoln.
1869: Raymond dies suddenly. George Jones takes over
as a publisher.