The New York Times

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The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851. It has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.[1][2] Its website is one of America's most popular news sites, and the most popular among all the nation's newspapers, receiving more than 30 million unique visitors per month as reported in January 2011.[3]

The paper's print version remains the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States and third-largest newspaper overall, behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation has fallen to fewer than one million daily since 1990.[4] Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The Times is long regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record".[5] It is owned by The New York Times Company. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., whose family has controlled the paper since 1896, is both the paper's publisher and the company's chairman.[6] Its international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the International New York Times.

The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Its website has adapted it to "All the News That's Fit to Click".[7] It is organized into sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, Home, and Features. The New York Times stayed with the eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, and was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography.

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  1. Rainey, James; Garrison, Jessica (April 17, 2012). "Pulitzer winners span old, new media". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  2. Chabon, Michael. "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  3. Adams, Russell (January 24, 2011). "New York Times Prepares Plan to Charge for Online Reading". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  4. Perez-Peña, Richard (October 26, 2009). "U.S. Newspaper Circulation Falls 10%". The New York Times. 
  5. "The New York Times". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  6. "The New York Times Company (Profile)". MediaOwners.com. 
  7. Henry Blodget|Blodget, Henry (October 1, 2007). "NYT: "All The News That's Fit to Click" Won't Save Paper". Business Insider. Retrieved December 27, 2012.