The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as the NYT and NYTimes) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.[1][2][3] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[4][5] The Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U.S.

The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[6] 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.[7]

Nicknamed "The Gray Lady",[8] the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record".[9] The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page.

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,[10] the 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.[11] On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review (formerly the Week in Review),[12] The New York Times Book Review,[13] The New York Times Magazine[14] and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.[15] The Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six,[16] and was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, especially on the front page.[17]


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  6. Dash, Eric (2009). "Mexican Billionaire Invests in The New York Times Company". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  7. Levitz, Eric (October 19, 2016). "A.G. Sulzberger Vanquishes His Cousins, Becomes Deputy Publisher of the New York Times". New York. 
  8. Berger, Meyer (September 17, 1951). "The Gray Lady Reaches 100". Life. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
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  10. Pérez-Peña, Richard (September 5, 2008). "Times Plans to Combine Sections of the Paper". The New York Times. Retrieved September 16, 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. The New York Times Site Index. 
  12. "A Letter to Our Readers About the Sunday Review". The New York Times. June 18, 2011. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  13. Inside The New York Times Book Review” (în en-US). 
  14. Silverstein, Jake (February 18, 2015). "Behind the Relaunch of The New York Times Magazine". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  15. The New York Times Company – Redesigned T Magazine Franchise to Launch in 2013” (în en-CA). 
  16. "The New York Times to Change To a 6-Column Format Sept. 7". The New York Times. June 15, 1976. Retrieved September 16, 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  17. New York Times Timeline 1971–2000”. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on September 18, 2008. Accesat la September 19, 2008. 
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