The New York Times

The New York Times first issue's header
The New York Times first issue's header: New-York Daily Times (September 18, 1851)

--- "New-York Daily Times" (1851-1857)
--- "The New-York Times" (1857-1890)
--- "The New York Times" (without hypen, since 1890)

Category: Newspapers

Founders: Henry Jarvis Raymond, George Jones

First issue: September 18, 1851 - New York City, USA

First editor: The New York Times Company

First format: Broadsheet

First price: 1 penny

Overview: The New York Times stayed with the broadsheet full page set-up (as some others have changed into a tabloid lay-out) and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, and was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, especially on the front page. The typefaces used for the headlines are custom variations of Cheltenham. The newspaper began publishing a Sunday edition in April of 1861. The newspaper's founders, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, in the first issue announced: «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 paper's iconic slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Print", was coined in 1896 by Adolph S. Ochs, who acquired the publication in the same year. The catchphrase first appeared on the paper's front page on February 10, 1897. The New York Times was nicknamed for years as "The Gray Lady".

Motto (1897): «All the News That's Fit to Print».

Property: The New York Times Company

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The New York Times, advertising 1851
New-York Daily Times, launch advertisement (The Southern press, Sept. 12, 1851)

The New York Times, first issue - zoom
The New York Times, first issue
New-York Daily Times, front page of the first issue (Sept. 18, 1851)

The New York Times, advertising 1895
The New York Times, advertising poster (1895, by Edward Penfield)

The New York Times, founders
The founders of The New York Times. From left: Henry Jarvis Raymond (Jan. 24, 1820 - Jun. 18, 1869), journalist and politician; George Jones (Aug. 16, 1811 - Aug. 12, 1981), banker.

The New York Times, Sep. 12, 2001
The New York Times in its advanced version (Sept. 12, 2001 - terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States)