On this date… The New York Times, nicknamed The Gray Lady, was first published on September 18th, 1851. The paper, whose motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, was co-founded by journalist Henry Jarvis Raymond and banker George Jones. The first issue was sold for just one penny.
The paper is structured in three sections:
- News, which includes – International, National, Washington, Business, Technology, Science, Health, Sports, Metro, Education, Weather, and Obituaries.
- Features, includes – Arts, Movies, Theater, Travel, NYC Guide, Dining & Wine, Home & garden, Fashion & Style, Crossword, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, and Sunday Review.
- Opinion, includes – Editorials, Op-Eds, and Letters to the Editor.
The New York Times has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, considered the most prestigious award in American journalism. The 112 Prizes won are more than any other news organization. Along with the award winning print edition, The New York Times’ website is one of the nation’s most popular news sites, registering more than 30 million unique visitors each month. The paper’s motto has been adapted to better fit the website as, “All the News That’s Fit to Click”.