On this day in 1851, the first publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was done.

On this day in 1851, the first publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was done.

The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

The paper has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

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

The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.

It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G. Sulzberger, the paper’s publisher, and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the company’s chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper.

Nicknamed “The Gray Lady“,The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record“.

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.

Since 2008, The New York Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Sports of The Times, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, Travel, and other features.

 

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