A time-line focusing on 5 major topics about the New York Times.
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Last updated: 03/03/11 at 06:01 PM
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By RUSSELL ADAMS
The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date of consumers' willingness to pay for news they're accustomed to getting free.
Under the new system, expected to be rolled out next month, the Times will sell an Internet-only subscription for unlimited access to the Times site, as well as a broader digital package that bundles the Times online with its application on the iPad, according to a person familiar with the matter. Subscribers to the print edition of the paper will get full online privileges at no additional cost, Times executives have said.
"As news consumption changes massively with new media, the NYT puts a lot of effort in developing interfaces. "Touch makes interfaces a lot more compatible and easy to use, in addition to the fact that the web is moving into the living room and offers new connections," Bilton told me. He has just written a book called I Live in the Future: & Here's How It Works, which will illustrate the changing landscape taking place in storytelling industries.
For the New York Times, this aspect is apparent as they experiment a lot with different ways of telling the news. Apart from their regular homepage, the New York Times offers four different interfaces: Times Wire, Times Reader 2.0, Times Extra and Skimmer ; all the interfaces deliver them background data – useful when developing an iPad app, for example. "
The reality facing many American newspaper publishers continues to look stark, as figures released Monday show deep circulation declines, with average weekday sales down almost 9 percent since the same time last year.
Among the 25 largest circulation newspapers, 10 had declines in weekday circulation of more than 10 percent. The Sunday circulation figures were slightly higher, though far from a bright spot, as five of the 25 largest papers reported double-digit declines.
In the last year, circulation at The New York Times dropped 5.2 percent on Sunday, to 1.4 million copies, and 8.5 percent on weekdays, to 950,000. The Los Angeles Times declined 7.6 percent on Sunday and 14.7 percent during the week. The Chicago Tribune fell 7.5 percent on Sunday and 9.8 percent during the week.
But there are some signs that circulation may have started to level off. At The New York Times, average weekday circulation in the six months ended March 31 was up slightly compared with the six-month period that ended Sept. 30, 2009. At The Arizona Republic, circulation in those two periods was up to 350,000, from 316,000.
The New York Times Company, in addition to the newspapers, also owns a number of blogging websites, video platforming sites, and publishing sites.
The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of
$2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
"Hosts live streaming video of the 2008 presidential debate. This was its first live video feed on the homepage."
This really showed that the news was no longer just for newspapers or television, now the most important news could be brought to anyone anytime.
The New York Times was the only newspaper to print the entire Treat of Versailles.
Since the NYT started printing, they have consistently been among, if not the, top dogs of newspapers.
When the Company came about, they continued with the success of their newspaper to different regions as well as radio stations.
After Bell had invented the telephone, the New York Times obtained its first phone number. It was "John 470"
1868 to 1871
The New York Times takes on the Erie Railroad Speculators, which seems to be practice for an even more formidable foe, which had essentially taken over city hall. In the meantime, Raymond had died, leaving George Jones to take over.
It seemed the New York Times was not afraid of controversy and exposing corruption.
The coverage of this story led to the downfall of the Tweed Ring.
An informative video is included
Raymond had a leading role in persuading Washington D.C. to transmit war news directly to the AP (instead of a few privileged sources) of which he was a director.
Due to the demand for war news, the New York Times began distributing Sunday Editions.
Later, its cover was bordered in black as it reported on Lincoln's assassination, as they pictured it, shown here.
Raymond had a leading role in persuading Washington D.C. to transmit war news directly to the AP (instead of a few privileged sources) of which he was a director. Due to the demand for war news, the New York Times began distributing Sunday Editions. Later, its cover was bordered in black as it reported on Lincoln's assassination, as they pictured it, shown here.
After an initial failure to bring the newspaper to the west coast, the New York Times finds an initial success by breaking the story of the Trans-Atlantic steamer "The Arctic" before any other media outlet at the time. The link below is a reference to this tragic event.
another, which references the New York Times, is located below.
This was not the first time that the New York Times got a jump on a story. Henry Jarvis Raymond later was first on the scene of the Italian war for independence, ahead of the other New York papers by ten days.
Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones had planned to release a newspaper as early as 1843, however lacked the capital to do so until 1851, when they released their first issue, for the east coast.
Henry Jarvis Raymond. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/492506/Henry-Jarvis-Raymond
"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 founders of New York Times, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.