The New York Times Celebrates 160 Years!


September 18 marks the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. The daily newspaper has earned 106 Pulitzer Prizes and continues to report “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” For a look at the history of the rise of The New York Times, use International Directory of Company Histories. The story begins in 1896, when Adolph Ochs bought the struggling paper and redefined journalism with a new style of reporting. Read the first issue of the paper – September 1, 1851.

To read New York Times articles from the past use the historical New York Times 1851 – 2007 library resource.

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