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The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. It is owned by The New York Times Company, which publishes 47 other newspapers, including the International New York Times (formerly the International Herald Tribune) and the Boston Globe (until selling it a huge loss in 2013). Nicknamed the "Old Gray Lady," and abbreviated as the Times it is regarded as a newspaper of record in the United States. It was founded in 1851.

Contrary to other American newspapers, it managed to survive the first two decades of the 21st century, when a large number of newspapers folded or became shells of their former selves, by using an aggressive strategy of courting on-line subscribers. By the end of 2021, its paying-subscriber base numbered 8 million, the largest for an English-language news source in the world, and it was seeking to reach 10 million in short order.

On January 6, 2022, it purchased the digital sports paper The Athletic for $550 million. The Athletic sported its own large paying customer base, at 1.2 million, with little overlap between the two. One and a half year later, the paper announced it was putting an end to its sports desk and leaving all of its sports coverage to The Athletic, with any reporters and editors currently employed by the Times being moved to other assignments.

Murray Chass was a prominent baseball writer for the New York Times, among others.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Corbin Bolies (The Daily Beast): "The New York Times Kills Its Sports Desk", Yahoo! News, July 10, 2023. [1]