A few crosswords have achieved recognition beyond the community of crossword solvers. Perhaps the most famous is the November 5, 1996, puzzle by Jeremiah Farrell, published on the day of the U.S. presidential election, which has been featured in the movie Wordplay and the book The Crossword Obsession by Coral Amende, as well as discussed by Peter Jennings on ABC News, featured on CNN, and elsewhere. The two leading candidates that year were Bill Clinton and Bob Dole; in Farrell’s puzzle one of the long clue/answer combinations read “Title for 39-Across next year” = MISTER PRESIDENT. The remarkable feature of the puzzle is that 39-Across could be answered either CLINTON or BOB DOLE, and all the Down clues and answers that crossed it would work either way (e.g., “Black Halloween animal” could be either BAT or CAT depending on which answer you filled in at 39-Across; similarly “French 101 word” could equal LUI or OUI, etc.). Constructors have dubbed this type of puzzle a Schrödinger or quantum puzzle after the famous paradox of Schrödinger’s cat, which was both alive and dead at the same time. Since Farrell’s invention of it, 16 other constructors—Patrick Merrell, Ethan Friedman, David J. Kahn, Damon J. Gulczynski, Dan Schoenholz, Andrew Reynolds, Kacey Walker and David Quarfoot (in collaboration), Ben Tausig, Timothy Polin, Xan Vongsathorn, Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb (in collaboration), Zachary Spitz, David Steinberg and Stephen McCarthy have used a similar trick.In another notable Times crossword, 27-year-old Bill Gottlieb proposed to his girlfriend, Emily Mindel, via the crossword puzzle of January 7, 1998, written by noted crossword constructor Bob Klahn. The answer to 14-Across, “Microsoft chief, to some” was BILLG, also Gottlieb’s name and last initial. 20-Across, “1729 Jonathan Swift pamphlet”, was A MODEST PROPOSAL. And 56-Across, “1992 Paula Abdul hit”, was WILL YOU MARRY ME. Gottlieb’s girlfriend said yes. The puzzle attracted attention in the AP, an article in the Times itself, and elsewhere. Other Times crosswords with a notable wedding element include the June 25, 2010, puzzle by Byron Walden and Robin Schulman, which has rebuses spelling I DO throughout, and the January 8, 2020, puzzle by Joon Pahk and Amanda Yesnowitz, which was used at the latter’s wedding reception. In January 2019, the Times crossword was criticized for including the racial slur “BEANER” (clued as “Pitch to the head, informally”, but also a derogatory slur for Mexicans). Shortz apologized for the distraction this may have caused solvers, claiming that he had never heard the slur before. The Times puzzles have been collected in hundreds of books by various publishers, most notably Random House and St. Martin’s Press, the current publisher of the series. In addition to appearing in the printed newspaper, the puzzles also appear online on the paper’s website, where they require a separate subscription to access. In 2007, Majesco Entertainment released The New York Times Crosswords game, a video game adaptation for the Nintendo DS handheld. The game includes over 1,000 Times crosswords from all days of the week. Various other forms of merchandise featuring the puzzle have been created, including dedicated electronic crossword handhelds that just contain Times crosswords, and a variety of Times crossword-themed memorabilia, including cookie jars, baseballs, cufflinks, plates, coasters, and mousepads.Although crosswords became popular in the early 1920s, The New York Times (which initially regarded crosswords as frivolous, calling them “a primitive form of mental exercise”) did not begin to run a crossword until 1942, in its Sunday edition. The first puzzle ran on Sunday, February 15, 1942. The motivating impulse for the Times to finally run the puzzle (which took over 20 years even though its publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, was a longtime crossword fan) appears to have been the bombing of Pearl Harbor; in a memo dated December 18, 1941, an editor conceded that the puzzle deserved space in the paper, considering what was happening elsewhere in the world and that readers might need something to occupy themselves during blackouts. The puzzle proved popular, and Sulzberger himself authored a Times puzzle before the year was out.
On May 7, 2007, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, a self-professed long-time fan of the Times crossword, collaborated with noted crossword constructor Cathy Millhauser on an online-only crossword in which Millhauser constructed the grid and Clinton wrote the clues. Shortz described the President’s work as “laugh out loud” and noted that he as editor changed very little of Clinton’s clues, which featured more wordplay than found in a standard puzzle. Clinton made his print constructing debut on Friday, May 12, 2017, collaborating with Vic Fleming on one of the co-constructed puzzles celebrating the crossword’s 75th Anniversary.
The puzzle’s popularity grew over the years, until it came to be considered the most prestigious of the widely circulated U.S. crosswords. Many celebrities and public figures have publicly proclaimed their liking for the puzzle, including opera singer Beverly Sills, author Norman Mailer, baseball pitcher Mike Mussina, former President Bill Clinton, conductor Leonard Bernstein, TV host Jon Stewart, and music duo the Indigo Girls.In 2022, the Times was criticized after many readers claimed that its December 18 crossword grid resembled a Nazi swastika. Some were particularly upset that the puzzle was published on the first night of Hanukkah. In a statement, the Times said the resemblance was unintentional, stemming from the grid’s rotational symmetry. The Times was also criticized in 2017 and 2014 for crossword grids that resembled a swastika, which it both times defended as a coincidence. Will Shortz does not write the Times crossword himself; a wide variety of contributors submit puzzles to him. A full specification sheet listing the paper’s requirements for crossword puzzle submission can be found online or by writing to the paper. As well as a second word puzzle on Sundays, the Times publishes a KenKen numbers puzzle (a variant of the popular sudoku logic puzzles) each day of the week. The KenKen and second Sunday puzzles are available online at the New York Times crosswords and games page, as are “SET!” logic puzzles, a word search variant called “Spelling Bee” in which the solver uses a hexagonal diagram of letters to spell words of four or more letters in length, and a monthly bonus crossword with a theme relating to the month. The Times Online also publishes a daily “mini” crossword by Joel Fagliano, which is 5×5 Sunday through Friday and 7×7 on Saturdays and is significantly easier than the traditional daily puzzle. Other “mini” and larger 11×11 “midi” puzzles are sometimes offered as bonuses.The New York Times crossword puzzle is a daily American-style crossword puzzle published in The New York Times, online on the newspaper’s website, syndicated to more than 300 other newspapers and journals, and on mobile apps.
Fans of the Times crossword have kept track of a number of records and interesting puzzles (primarily from among those published in Shortz’s tenure), including those below. (All puzzles published from November 21, 1993, on are available to online subscribers to the Times crossword.)
In 1950, the crossword became a daily feature. That first daily puzzle was published without an author line, and as of 2001 the identity of the author of the first weekday Times crossword remained unknown.
The Monday–Thursday puzzles and the Sunday puzzle always have a theme, some sort of connection between at least three long (usually Across) answers, such as a similar type of pun, letter substitution, or alteration in each entry. Another theme type is that of a quo
tation broken up into symmetrical portions and spread throughout the grid. For example, the February 11, 2004, puzzle by Ethan Friedman featured a theme quotation: ANY IDIOT CAN FACE / A CRISIS IT’S THIS / DAY-TO-DAY LIVING / THAT WEARS YOU OUT. (This quotation has been attributed to Anton Chekhov, but that attribution is disputed and the specific source has not been identified.) Notable dates such as holidays or anniversaries of famous events are often commemorated with an appropriately themed puzzle, although only two are routinely commemorated annually: Christmas and April Fool’s Day.
In addition to the primary crossword, the Times publishes a second Sunday puzzle each week, of varying types, something that the first crossword editor, Margaret Farrar, saw as a part of the paper’s Sunday puzzle offering from the start; she wrote in a memo when the Times was considering whether or not to start running crosswords that “The smaller puzzle, which would occupy the lower part of the page, could provide variety each Sunday. It could be topical, humorous, have rhymed definitions or story definitions or quiz definitions. The combination of these two would offer meat and dessert, and catch the fancy of all types of puzzlers.” Currently, every other week is an acrostic puzzle authored by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, with a rotating selection of other puzzles, including diagramless crosswords, Puns and Anagrams, cryptics (a.k.a. “British-style crosswords”), Split Decisions, Spiral Crosswords, word games, and more rarely, other types (some authored by Shortz himself—the only puzzles he has created for the Times during his tenure as crossword editor). Of these types, the acrostic has the longest and most interesting history, beginning on May 9, 1943, authored by Elizabeth S. Kingsley, who is credited with inventing the puzzle type, and continued to write the Times acrostic until December 28, 1952. From then until August 13, 1967, it was written by Kingsley’s former assistant, Doris Nash Wortman; then it was taken over by Thomas H. Middleton for a period of over 30 years, until August 15, 1999, when the pair of Cox and Rathvon became just the fourth author of the puzzle in its history. The name of the puzzle also changed over the years, from “Double-Crostic” to “Kingsley Double-Crostic,” “Acrostic Puzzle,” and finally (since 1991) just “Acrostic.”The Times crossword has been criticized for a lack of diversity in its constructors and clues. Major crosswords like those in the Times have historically been largely written, edited, fact-checked, and test-solved by older white men. Less than 30% of puzzle constructors in the Shortz Era have been women. In the 2010s, only 27% of clued figures were female, and 20% were of minority racial groups.
The Times crossword of Thursday, April 2, 2009, by Brendan Emmett Quigley, featured theme answers that all ran the gamut of movie ratings—beginning with the kid-friendly “G” and finishing with adults-only “X” (now replaced by the less crossword-friendly “NC-17”). The seven theme entries were GARY GYGAX, GRAND PRIX, GORE-TEX, GAG REFLEX, GUMMO MARX, GASOLINE TAX, and GENERATION X. In addition, the puzzle contained the clues/answers of “‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘__ on Jeopardy'” = I LOST and “I’ll take New York Times crossword for $200, __” = ALEX. What made the puzzle notable is that the prior night’s episode of the US television show Jeopardy! featured video clues of Will Shortz for five of the theme answers (all but GARY GYGAX and GENERATION X) which the contestants attempted to answer during the course of the show.
There have been four editors of the puzzle: Margaret Farrar from the puzzle’s inception until 1969; Will Weng, former head of the Times’ metropolitan copy desk, until 1977; Eugene T. Maleska until his death in 1993; and the current editor, Will Shortz. In addition to editing the Times crosswords, Shortz founded and runs the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament as well as the World Puzzle Championship (where he remains captain of the US team), has published numerous books of crosswords, sudoku, and other puzzles, authors occasional variety puzzles (also known as “Second Sunday puzzles”) to appear alongside the Sunday Times puzzle, and serves as “Puzzlemaster” on the NPR show “Weekend Edition Sunday”.
The Friday and Saturday puzzles, the most difficult, are usually themeless and “wide open”, with fewer black squares and more long words. The maximum word count for a themed weekday puzzle is normally 78 words, while the maximum for a themeless Friday or Saturday puzzle is 72; Sunday puzzles must contain 140 words or fewer. Given the Times’s reputation as a paper for a literate, well-read, and somewhat arty audience, puzzles frequently reference works of literature, art, or classical music, as well as modern TV, movies, or other touchstones of popular culture.
The puzzle is created by various freelance constructors and has been edited by Will Shortz since 1993. The crosswords are designed to increase in difficulty throughout the week, with the easiest puzzle on Monday and the most difficult on Saturday. The larger Sunday crossword, which appears in The New York Times Magazine, is an icon in American culture; it is typically intended to be as difficult as a Thursday puzzle. The standard daily crossword is 15 by 15 squares, while the Sunday crossword measures 21 by 21 squares.
To minimize (zoom out) your puzzle view in the Crossword app, place your thumb and index finger at different points on your app screen and bring them together while maintaining contact with your screen. Keep in mind that you can only minimize your puzzle view to the original size displayed on the app after enlarging the view. There is currently no way to minimize the puzzle smaller than it originally appears.
The Your Statistics page contains your puzzle statistics (Puzzles Solved, Solve Rate, Current Streak, and Longest Streak) with an accompanying bar graph.Acrostic and Variety Puzzles Starting March 1, 2023 we will no longer publish or support digital versions of the Acrostic and Variety Puzzles. NYT Games has grown and expanded its offerings significantly over the last few years, and we now have to make tough choices about the scope of what our teams can reasonably support at the quality level our solvers expect. We know these puzzles have meant a lot to people over the years, and plan to continue publishing them in print.If you are stuck on a word, there are helpful tools at the top of the puzzle that you can use to check or reveal a square, an answer, or the entire puzzle.
Once you select to print, you will be given the option to print the puzzle, the solution (answers), or in some cases where available, the newspaper version of the puzzle. You can also use the ink saver to make the black squares less dark.
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When playing the Crossword, you can alternate between pen and pencil modes. For both app and online, select the pencil icon to switch from one mode to the other.Letters that have been revealed to be inaccurate with Check will be crossed out with a red diagonal line. If you change an incorrect letter to a new correct letter, the previously crossed out letters will turn gray.
Why was rebus cancelled?
In February 2008, ITV announced that Rebus had been axed, amid reports that Stott had told producers he did not want to continue in the role.
To play The New York Times Crossword on a web browser, navigate to nytimes.com/games on your preferred web browser and log in to your New York Times account.You can remove a downloaded puzzle on the Crossword app from your device by pressing down on the puzzle icon. A pop-up window will then appear, allowing you to “delete puzzle”. Note: By deleting a puzzle, you are simply removing the downloaded puzzle from your device. You can always re-download the puzzle if you wish.
Learn general tips for playing The New York Times Crossword Puzzle, including where to play, accessibility and web-based functionality, and how to get help with solving puzzles.
Players can report an issue with The New York Times Crossword directly in the app. Using the app to report an issue sends along diagnostic information that allows us to troubleshoot the issue faster.A red flag will remain on the square if you use Reveal to find the correct letter. A clue will turn gray after entering all letters; this applies whether you are right or wrong.
Note: If you are viewing the archive in calendar view on the iPad, the hover buttons do not appear and you should use the archive List View. In the archive List View you can click the word “Puzzle” to open a PDF for printing.
New York Times Games subscribers can view basic statistics about streaks and puzzles solved in Your Statistics online and in The Crossword app (displayed as Stats).
To play The Crossword in the New York Times Games app, select the Play tab from the bottom of the main screen. In Play, you can play The Daily Crossword and other games, or visit the Archive to view past Daily and Mini Crosswords and more.
A rebus can be a letter, number or symbol that represents a word, but in many crosswords, the rebus will be a word or group of letters that need to be written inside a single square.
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle can be played at nytimes.com/games, on the The New York Times Crossword app (iOS and Android), and on The New York Times News app (iOS and Android).
On the web version of Crossword, when a player solves the puzzle correctly, music will play and a congratulatory message will appear on the screen. However, if the board is completely filled in but you don’t receive a message, this means there is at least one incorrectly filled square.In March 2013, The New York Times and National Film Board of Canada announced a partnership titled A Short History of the Highrise, which will create four short documentaries for the Internet about life in high rise buildings as part of the NFB’s Highrise project, utilizing images from the newspaper’s photo archives for the first three films, and user-submitted images for the final film. The third project in the Short History of the Highrise series won a Peabody Award in 2013.To facilitate their reporting and to hasten an otherwise lengthy process of reviewing many documents during preparation for publication, their interactive news team has adapted optical character recognition technology into a proprietary tool known as Document Helper. It enables the team to accelerate the processing of documents that need to be reviewed. During March 2019, they documented that this tool enabled them to process 900 documents in less than ten minutes in preparation for reporters to review the contents.In May 2003, The New York Times reporter Jayson Blair was forced to resign from the newspaper after he was caught plagiarizing and fabricating elements of his stories. Some critics contended that Blair’s race was a major factor in his hiring and in The New York Times’ initial reluctance to fire him.In December 2019, two groups, totaling 17 Civil War historians wrote letters to The New York Times Magazine, expressing concern about what they characterized as inaccuracies and falsehoods which were fundamental to Hannah-Jones’ reporting. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jake Silverstein, responded to one of the letters in an editorial, in which he disputed the historical accuracy of some of its claims. In an article in The Atlantic, historian Sean Wilentz stated that Silverstein’s editorial defending the project itself went so far as to “dispense with a respect for basic facts”.
The Times has developed a national and international “reputation for thoroughness”. Among journalists, the paper is held in high regard; a 1999 survey of newspaper editors conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review found that the Times was the “best” American paper, ahead of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. The Times also was ranked No. 1 in a 2011 “quality” ranking of U.S. newspapers by Daniel de Vise of The Washington Post; the objective ranking took into account the number of recent Pulitzer Prizes won, circulation, and perceived Web site quality. A 2012 report in WNYC called the Times “the most respected newspaper in the world.”
After only two years as publisher, Dryfoos died in 1963 and was succeeded by his brother-in-law, Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger, who led the Times until 1992 and continued the expansion of the paper.A 2003 study in the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics concluded that The New York Times reporting was more favorable to Israelis than to Palestinians. A 2002 study published in the journal Journalism examined Middle East coverage of the Second Intifada over a one-month period in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. The study authors said that the Times was “the most slanted in a pro-Israeli direction” with a bias “reflected…in its use of headlines, photographs, graphics, sourcing practices, and lead paragraphs.”On June 18, 1971, The Washington Post began publishing its own series. Ben Bagdikian, a Post editor, had obtained portions of the papers from Ellsberg. That day the Post received a call from William Rehnquist, an assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, asking them to stop publishing. When the Post refused, the U.S. Justice Department sought another injunction. The U.S. District court judge refused, and the government appealed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to write an article for the paper on grounds of lack of objectivity. A piece in which Thomas Friedman commented that praise given to Netanyahu during a speech at the U.S. Congress was “paid for by the Israel lobby” elicited an apology and clarification from its author.The Ochs-Sulzberger family trust controls roughly 88 percent of the company’s class B shares. Any alteration to the dual-class structure must be ratified by six of eight directors who sit on the board of the Ochs-Sulzberger family trust. The trust board members are Daniel H. Cohen, James M. Cohen, Lynn G. Dolnick, Susan W. Dryfoos, Michael Golden, Eric M. A. Lax, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., and Cathy J. Sulzberger.
We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good;—and we shall be Radical in everything which may seem to us to require radical treatment and radical reform. We do not believe that everything in Society is either exactly right or exactly wrong;—what is good we desire to preserve and improve;—what is evil, to exterminate, or reform.
When The New York Times began publishing its series, President Richard Nixon became incensed. His words to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger included “People have gotta be put to the torch for this sort of thing” and “Let’s get the son-of-a-bitch in jail.” After failing to get The New York Times to stop publishing, Attorney General John Mitchell and President Nixon obtained a federal court injunction that The New York Times cease publication of excerpts. The newspaper appealed and the case began working through the court system. In December 2012, the Times published “Snow Fall”, a six-part article about the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche which integrated videos, photos, and interactive graphics and was hailed as a watershed moment for online journalism. Because of its declining sales largely attributed to the rise of online news sources, favored especially by younger readers, and the decline of advertising revenue, the newspaper had been going through a downsizing for several years, offering buyouts to workers and cutting expenses, in common with a general trend among print news media. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million.Beginning in April 2012, the number of free-access articles was halved from 20 to 10 articles per month. Any reader who wanted to access more would have to pay for a digital subscription. This plan allowed free access for occasional readers. Digital subscription rates for four weeks ranged from $15 to $35 depending on the package selected, with periodic new subscriber promotions offering four-week all-digital access for as low as 99¢. Subscribers to the paper’s print edition got full access without any additional fee. Some content, such as the front page and section fronts remained free, as well as the Top News page on mobile apps. In January 2013, The New York Times’ Public Editor Margaret M. Sullivan announced that for the first time in many decades, the paper generated more revenue through subscriptions than through advertising.
Falling print advertising revenue and projections of continued decline resulted in a “metered paywall” being instituted in March 2011, limiting non-subscribers to a monthly allotment of 20 free on-line articles per month. This measure was regarded as modestly successful after garnering several hundred thousand subscriptions and about $100 million in revenue as of March 2012.
A second letter was released the same day, in support of the New York Times contributors. It was co-signed by over one hundred LGBTQ and civil rights groups and activists, including GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, Margaret Cho, Dorian Rhea Debussy, Chris Mosier, and Nina West. The letter described the Times as platforming “fringe theories” and containing “dangerous inaccuracies.” Both letters used fact checkers to check sources for articles and op-eds and referenced to the Times’ history of homophobia from 1963-87 as evidence of previous bias against LGBTQ people. Support for this claim was a ban made by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger on using the word “gay” by anyone writing or editing at the newspaper as well as stigmatizing coverage of gay men and lesbians as well as the start of the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s.In 2016, reporters for the newspaper were reportedly the target of cybersecurity breaches. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was reportedly investigating the attacks. The cybersecurity breaches have been described as possibly being related to cyberattacks that targeted other institutions, such as the Democratic National Committee.
The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was initially published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, and Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny (equivalent to $0.35 in 2022), the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: In October 2018, the Times published a 14,218-word investigation into Donald Trump’s “self-made” fortune and tax avoidance, an 18-month project based on examination of 100,000 pages of documents. The extensive article ran as an eight-page feature in the print edition and also was adapted into a shortened 2,500 word listicle featuring its key takeaways. After the midweek front-page story, the Times also republished the piece as a 12-page “special report” section in the Sunday paper. During the lengthy investigation, Showtime cameras followed the Times’ three investigative reporters for a half-hour documentary called The Family Business: Trump and Taxes, which aired the following Sunday. The report won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Turner Catledge, the top editor at The New York Times from 1952 to 1968, wanted to hide the ownership influence. Arthur Sulzberger routinely wrote memos to his editor, each containing suggestions, instructions, complaints, and orders. When Catledge would receive these memos, he would erase the publisher’s identity before passing them to his subordinates. Catledge thought that if he removed the publisher’s name from the memos, it would protect reporters from feeling pressured by the owner.The Times returned to launching new podcasts in 2016, including Modern Love with WBUR. On January 30, 2017, The New York Times launched a news podcast, The Daily. In October 2018, NYT debuted The Argument with opinion columnists Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt. It is a weekly discussion about a single issue explained from the left, center, and right of the political spectrum.
What is the average time to finish the NYT crossword?
Average Solving Time For experienced solvers, completing the Mini Crossword can take as little as one to two minutes. For beginners or less experienced solvers, the average time might be between five and ten minutes.
Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper’s slogan, “All The News That’s Fit To Print”. This slogan has endured, appearing in the paper since September 1896, and has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was seen as a jab at competing publications, such as Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal, which were known for a lurid, sensationalist and often inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as “yellow journalism”. Under Ochs’ guidance, aided by Carr Van Anda, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, and reputation; Sunday circulation went from under 9,000 in 1896 to 780,000 in 1934. Van Anda also created the newspaper’s photo library, now colloquially referred to as “the morgue”. In 1904, during the Russo-Japanese War, The New York Times, along with The Times, received the first on-the-spot wireless telegraph transmission from a naval battle: a report of the destruction of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet, at the Battle of Port Arthur, from the press-boat Haimun. In 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. In 1919, The New York Times’ first trans-Atlantic delivery to London occurred by dirigible balloon. In 1920, during the 1920 Republican National Convention, a “4 A.M. Airplane Edition” was sent to Chicago by plane, so it could be in the hands of convention delegates by evening.In the 1970s, the paper introduced a number of new lifestyle sections, including Weekend and Home, with the aim of attracting more advertisers and readers. Many criticized the move for betraying the paper’s mission. On September 7, 1976, the paper switched from an eight-column format to a six-column format. The overall page width stayed the same, with each column becoming wider. On September 14, 1987, the Times printed the heaviest-ever newspaper, at over 12 pounds (5.4 kg) and 1,612 pages.
The New York Times began publishing daily on the World Wide Web on January 22, 1996, “offering readers around the world immediate access to most of the daily newspaper’s contents.” The website had 555 million pageviews and 15 million unique visitors in March 2005. By March 2020, this had risen to 2.5 billion pageviews and 240 million unique visitors.
The New York Times has had one slogan. Since 1896, the newspaper’s slogan has been “All the News That’s Fit to Print”. In 1896, Adolph Ochs held a competition to attempt to find a replacement slogan, offering a $100 prize for the best one. Though he later announced that the original would not be changed, the prize would still be awarded. Entries included “News, Not Nausea”; “In One Word: Adequate”; “News Without Noise”; “Out Heralds The Herald, Informs The World, and Extinguishes The Sun”; “The Public Press is a Public Trust”; and the winner of the competition, “All the world’s news, but not a school for scandal.” On May 10, 1960, Wright Patman asked the FTC to investigate whether The New York Times’ slogan was misleading or false advertising. Within 10 days, the FTC responded that it was not.
What is the most used word in crossword puzzles?
“ERA” is the most common word in crossword puzzles, as well as “ARE,” “AREA,” and “ORE,” according to Gaffney.
In 1971, the Pentagon Papers, a secret United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political and military involvement in the Vietnam War from 1945 to 1967, were given (“leaked”) to Neil Sheehan of The New York Times by former State Department official Daniel Ellsberg, with his friend Anthony Russo assisting in copying them. The New York Times began publishing excerpts as a series of articles on June 13. Controversy and lawsuits followed. The papers revealed, among other things, that the government had deliberately expanded its role in the war by conducting airstrikes over Laos, raids along the coast of North Vietnam, and offensive actions were taken by the U.S. Marines well before the public was told about the actions, all while President Lyndon B. Johnson had been promising not to expand the war. The document increased the credibility gap for the U.S. government, and hurt efforts by the Nixon administration to fight the ongoing war.Walter Duranty, who served as its Moscow bureau chief from 1922 through 1936, has been criticized for a series of stories in 1931 on the Soviet Union and won a Pulitzer Prize for his work at that time. Criticism rose for his denial of widespread famine, known in Ukraine as the Holodomor, in the early 1930s in which he summarized Soviet propaganda, and the Times published, as fact: “Conditions are bad, but there is no famine”.
What is a rare 5 letter word?
11 unusual 5-letter words to kick off your next Wordle gameADIEU. Adieu means the same as goodbye. … TARES. Any of various vetch plants, such as Vicia hirsuta (hairy tare) of Eurasia and North Africa.SOARE. … DUCAT. … OUIJA. … CAROM. … ERGOT. … CRAIC.
The New York Times began producing podcasts in 2006. Among the early podcasts were Inside The Times and Inside The New York Times Book Review. Several of the Times’ podcasts were cancelled in 2012.In 2009, the Times Reader 2.0 was rewritten in Adobe AIR. In December 2013, the newspaper announced that the Times Reader app would be discontinued as of January 6, 2014, urging readers of the app to instead begin using the subscription-only Today’s Paper app. In February 2023, almost 1,000 current and former Times writers and contributors wrote an open letter addressed to Philip B. Corbett, associate managing editor of standards, in which they accused the paper of publishing articles biased against transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people. Some of those articles have been referenced in amicus briefs to defend an Alabama law that criminalizes providing treatment for transgender children, the Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act. Contributors wrote in the open letter that “the Times has in recent years treated gender diversity with an eerily familiar mix of pseudoscience and euphemistic, charged language, while publishing reporting on trans children that omits relevant information about its sources.” The letter references, as one example, an article by Emily Bazelon that “uncritically used the term ‘patient zero’ to refer to a trans child seeking gender-affirming care, a phrase that vilifies transness as a disease to be feared” (referencing the term for a first-identified patient in an epidemic). Among the signatories of the letter are Cynthia Nixon, Chelsea Manning, Roxane Gay, Jia Tolentino and Sarah Schulman. In 1935, Anne McCormick wrote to Arthur Hays Sulzberger: “I hope you won’t expect me to revert to ‘woman’s-point-of-view’ stuff.” Later, she interviewed major political leaders and appears to have had easier access than her colleagues. Even witnesses of her actions were unable to explain how she gained the interviews she did. Clifton Daniel said, “[After World War II,] I’m sure Adenauer called her up and invited her to lunch. She never had to grovel for an appointment.”Unlike The New York Times online archive, the TimesMachine presents scanned images of the actual newspaper. All non-advertising content can be displayed on a per-story basis in a separate PDF display page and saved for future reference. The archive is available to The New York Times subscribers, whether via home delivery or digital access.
In 1920, Walter Lippmann and Charles Merz published “A Test of the News”, about the Times’ coverage of the Russian Revolution. They concluded that its news stories were not based on facts, but “were determined by the hopes of the men who made up the news organisations.” The newspaper referred to events that had not taken place, atrocities that did not exist, and reported no fewer than 91 times that the Bolshevik regime was on the verge of collapse.
On September 14, 1857, the newspaper officially shortened its name to The New-York Times. The hyphen in the city name was dropped on December 1, 1896. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War.
Yet at the beginning of November 1942, Sulzberger lobbied U.S. government officials against the founding of a homeland for Jews to escape to. The Times was silent on the matter of an increase in U.S. immigration quotas to permit more Jews to enter, and “actively supported the British Government’s restriction on legal immigration to Palestine even as the persecution of Jews intensified”. Sulzberger described Jews as being of no more concern to Nazi Germany than Roman Catholic priests or Christian ministers, and that Jews certainly were not singled out for extermination.In May 2019, The New York Times announced that it would present a television news program based on news from its individual reporters stationed around the world and that it would premiere on FX and Hulu.
In September 2020, the Times updated the opening text of the project website to remove the phrase “understanding 1619 as our true founding” without accompanying editorial notes. Times columnist Bret Stephens wrote that the differences showed that the newspaper was backing away from some of the initiative’s more controversial claims. The Times defended its practices and Hannah-Jones emphasized how most of the project’s content had remained unchanged—but also admitted that she was “absolutely tortured by” her failure to consult more expert historians before making the sweeping claims that were subsequently removed.
In September 2008, The New York Times announced that it would be combining certain sections effective October 6, 2008, in editions printed in the New York metropolitan area. The changes folded the Metro Section into the main International / National news section and combined Sports and Business (except Saturday through Monday, while Sports continues to be printed as a standalone section). This change also included having the Metro section called New York outside of the Tri-State Area. The presses used by The New York Times can allow four sections to be printed simultaneously; as the paper includes more than four sections on all days except for Saturday, the sections were required to be printed separately in an early press run and collated together. The changes allowed The New York Times to print in four sections Monday through Wednesday, in addition to Saturday. The New York Times’ announcement stated that the number of news pages and employee positions would remain unchanged, with the paper realizing cost savings by cutting overtime expenses.
What is the most famous nyt puzzle?
Perhaps the most famous is the November 5, 1996, puzzle by Jeremiah Farrell, published on the day of the U.S. presidential election, which has been featured in the movie Wordplay and the book The Crossword Obsession by Coral Amende, as well as discussed by Peter Jennings on ABC News, featured on CNN, and elsewhere.
Despite Chinese government interference, the Chinese-language operations continued to develop, briefly adding a second site, cn.nytstyle.com, iOS and Android apps, and newsletters, some of which are accessible inside the PRC. The China operations also produce print publications in Chinese. Traffic to cn.nytimes.com, meanwhile, has risen due to the widespread use of VPN technology in the PRC and to a growing Chinese audience outside mainland China. The New York Times articles are also available to users in China via the use of mirror websites, apps, domestic newspapers, and social media. The Chinese platforms now represent one of The New York Times’ top five digital markets globally. The editor-in-chief of the Chinese platforms is Ching-Ching Ni.The newspaper’s editorial staff, including over 3,000 reporters and media staff, are unionized with NewsGuild. In 2021, the Times’s digital technology staff formed a union with NewsGuild, which the company declined to voluntarily recognize.The New York Times switched to a digital production process sometime before 1980, but only began preserving the resulting digital text that year. In 1983, the Times sold the electronic rights to its articles to LexisNexis. As the online distribution of news increased in the 1990s, the Times decided not to renew the deal and in 1994 the newspaper regained electronic rights to its articles. On January 22, 1996, NYTimes.com began publishing.The paper’s involvement in a 1964 libel case helped bring one of the key United States Supreme Court decisions supporting freedom of the press, New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. In it, the United States Supreme Court established the “actual malice” standard for press reports about public officials or public figures to be considered defamatory or libelous. The malice standard requires the plaintiff in a defamation or libel case to prove the publisher of the statement knew the statement was false or acted in reckless disregard of its truth or falsity. Because of the high burden of proof on the plaintiff, and difficulty proving malicious intent, such cases by public figures rarely succeed.
Then, too, papers owned by Jewish families, like The Times, were plainly afraid to have a society that was still widely anti-Semitic misread their passionate opposition to Hitler as a merely parochial cause. Even some leading Jewish groups hedged their appeals for rescue lest they be accused of wanting to divert wartime energies. At The Times, the reluctance to highlight the systematic slaughter of Jews was undoubtedly influenced by the views of the publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. He believed strongly and publicly that Judaism was a religion, not a race or nationality – that Jews should be separate only in the way they worshiped. He thought they needed no state or political and social institutions of their own. He went to great lengths to avoid having The Times branded a Jewish newspaper. He resented other publications for emphasizing the Jewishness of people in the news.
The newspaper’s first building was located at 113 Nassau Street in New York City. In 1854, it moved to 138 Nassau Street, and in 1858 to 41 Park Row, making it the first newspaper in New York City housed in a building built specifically for its use.
On September 17, 2007, The New York Times announced that it would stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight the following day, reflecting a growing view in the industry that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from increased traffic on a free site.
Some sections, such as Metro, are only found in the editions of the paper distributed in the New York–New Jersey–Connecticut tri-state area and not in the national or Washington, D.C. editions. Aside from a weekly roundup of reprints of editorial cartoons from other newspapers, The New York Times does not have its own staff editorial cartoonist, nor does it feature a comics page or Sunday comics section.
The 1619 Project, a long-form journalism project re-evaluating slavery and its legacy in the United States led by investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, has received criticism from some historians.
The newspaper’s website was hacked on August 29, 2013, by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacking group that supports the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The SEA managed to penetrate the paper’s domain name registrar, Melbourne IT, and alter DNS records for The New York Times, putting some of its websites out of service for hours.
The site’s initial success was interrupted in October that year following the publication of an investigative article by David Barboza about the finances of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family. In retaliation for the article, the Chinese government blocked access to both nytimes.com and cn.nytimes.com inside the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
What does T_rn mean?
It means. No U-Turn – as in the road sign.
* From 1985 to 1990: Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting; From 1991 to 1997: Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting; From 1998 to present: Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting
In 2003, after the Pulitzer Board began a renewed inquiry, the Times hired Mark von Hagen, professor of Russian history at Columbia University, to review Duranty’s work. Von Hagen found Duranty’s reports to be unbalanced and uncritical, and that they far too often gave voice to Stalinist propaganda. In comments to the press he stated, “For the sake of The New York Times’ honor, they should take the prize away.” The Ukrainian Weekly covered the efforts to rescind Duranty’s prize. The Times has since made a public statement and the Pulitzer committee has declined to rescind the award twice, stating that “Mr. Duranty’s 1931 work, measured by today’s standards for foreign reporting, falls seriously short. In that regard, the Board’s view is similar to that of The New York Times itself.”
The main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City draft riots. The riots, sparked by the institution of a draft for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On “Newspaper Row”, across from City Hall, co-founder Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he wielded himself. The mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In August 2014, the Times decided to use the word “torture” to describe incidents in which interrogators “inflicted pain on a prisoner in an effort to get information.” This was a shift from the paper’s previous practice of describing such practices as “harsh” or “brutal” interrogations.
On November 14, 2001, in The New York Times’ 150th-anniversary issue, in an article entitled “Turning Away From the Holocaust,” former executive editor Max Frankel wrote:
What is the most famous crossword puzzle?
The Times Crossword is the world’s most famous crossword. This is a compilation of The Times Crossword Books 1 & 4, the crosswords having been compiled by Mike Laws, the former editor of The Times Crossword.
The New York Times was involved in a significant controversy regarding the allegations surrounding Iraq and weapons of mass destruction in September 2002. A front-page story authored by Judith Miller which claimed that the Iraqi government was in the process of developing nuclear weapons was published. Miller’s story was cited by officials such as Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld as part of a campaign to commission the Iraq War. One of Miller’s prime sources was Ahmed Chalabi, an Iraqi expatriate who returned to Iraq after the U.S. invasion and held a number of governmental positions culminating in acting oil minister and deputy prime minister from May 2005 until May 2006. In 2005, negotiating a private severance package with Sulzberger, Miller retired after criticisms that her reporting of the lead-up to the Iraq War was factually inaccurate and overly favorable to the position of the Bush administration, for which The New York Times later apologized.
The Times supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On May 26, 2004, more than a year after the war started, the newspaper asserted that some of its articles had not been as rigorous as they should have been, and were insufficiently qualified, frequently overly dependent upon information from Iraqi exiles desiring regime change. The New York Times admitted “Articles based on dire claims about Iraq tended to get prominent display, while follow-up articles that called the original ones into question were sometimes buried. In some cases, there was no follow-up at all.” The paper said it was encouraged to report the claims by “United States officials convinced of the need to intervene in Iraq”.
As of August 2020, the company had 6.5 million paid subscribers, out of which 5.7 million were subscribed to its digital content. In the period April–June 2020, it added 669,000 new digital subscribers. The newspaper moved its headquarters to the Times Tower, located at 1475 Broadway in 1904, in an area then called Longacre Square, that was later renamed Times Square in the newspaper’s honor. The top of the building—now known as One Times Square—is the site of the New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a lighted ball, which was begun by the paper. The building is also known for its electronic news ticker—popularly known as “The Zipper”—where headlines crawl around the outside of the building. It is still in use, but has been operated by Dow Jones & Company since 1995. After nine years in its Times Square tower, the newspaper had an annex built at 229 West 43rd Street. After several expansions, the 43rd Street building became the newspaper’s main headquarters in 1960 and the Times Tower on Broadway was sold the following year. It served as the newspaper’s main printing plant until 1997, when the newspaper opened a state-of-the-art printing plant in the College Point section of Queens. After Ochs’ death in 1935, his son-in-law Arthur Hays Sulzberger became the publisher of The New York Times and maintained the understanding that no reporting should reflect on the Times as a Jewish newspaper. Sulzberger shared Ochs’ concerns about the way Jews were perceived in American society. His apprehensions about judgement were manifested positively by his strong fidelity to the United States. At the same time, within the pages of The New York Times, Sulzberger refused to bring attention to Jews, including the refusal to identify Jews as major victims of Nazi genocide. Instead, many reports of Nazi-ordered slaughter identified Jewish victims as “persons.” The Times even opposed the rescue of Jewish refugees.The position of public editor was established in 2003 to “investigate matters of journalistic integrity”; each public editor was to serve a two-year term. The post “was established to receive reader complaints and question Times journalists on how they make decisions.” The impetus for the creation of the public editor position was the Jayson Blair affair. Public editors were: Daniel Okrent (2003–2005), Byron Calame (2005–2007), Clark Hoyt (2007–2010) (served an extra year), Arthur S. Brisbane (2010–2012), Margaret Sullivan (2012–2016) (served a four-year term), and Elizabeth Spayd (2016–2017). In 2017, the Times eliminated the position of public editor. In 2013, “How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk,” an interactive quiz created by intern Josh Katz, based on the Harvard Dialect Survey, which collected responses of more than 50,000 people answering 122 questions about the way they said different things across the United States became the Times most popular piece of content of the year. The New York Times (the Times or NYT) is a daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership reported in 2022 to comprise 740,000 paid print subscribers, and 8.6 million paid digital subscribers. It also is a producer of popular podcasts such as The Daily. Founded in 1851 as the New-York Daily Times, it is published by The New York Times Company. The Times has won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any newspaper, and has long been regarded as a national “newspaper of record”. For print, it is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the United States. The newspaper is headquartered at The New York Times Building near Times Square, Manhattan.The newspaper’s influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city’s Democratic Party — popularly known as “Tammany Hall” (from its early-19th-century meeting headquarters)—that led to the end of the Tweed Ring’s domination of New York’s City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars (equivalent to 122 million dollars in 2022) to not publish the story.
What is rebus on nyt?
A rebus can be a letter, number or symbol that represents a word, but in many crosswords, the rebus will be a word or group of letters that need to be written inside a single square.
It has also, as of 2014, won three Peabody Awards and jointly received two. Peabody Awards are given for accomplishments in television, radio, and online media.After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million (equivalent to $33 million in 2022) to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company. The newspaper found itself in a financial crisis by the Panic of 1893, and by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000 and was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. The Times’ first general female reporter was Jane Grant, who described her experience afterward: “In the beginning I was charged not to reveal the fact that a female had been hired”. Other reporters nicknamed her Fluff and she was subjected to considerable hazing. Because of her gender, any promotion was out of the question, according to the then-managing editor. She remained on the staff for fifteen years, interrupted by World War I. In 2004, the newspaper’s public editor Daniel Okrent said in an opinion piece that The New York Times did have a liberal bias in news coverage of certain social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. He stated that this bias reflected the paper’s cosmopolitanism, which arose naturally from its roots as a hometown paper of New York City, writing that the coverage of the Times’s Arts & Leisure; Culture; and the Sunday Times Magazine trend to the left.In August 2007, the paper reduced the physical size of its print edition, cutting the page width from 13.5 inches (34 cm) to a 12 inches (30 cm). This followed similar moves by a roster of other newspapers in the previous ten years, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. The move resulted in a 5% reduction in news space, but (in an era of dwindling circulation and significant advertising revenue losses) also saved about $12 million a year. We have to be really careful that people feel like they can see themselves in The New York Times. I want us to be perceived as fair and honest to the world, not just a segment of it. It’s a really difficult goal. Do we pull it off all the time? No. In August 2021, the paper announced an effort to make 18 newsletters—from authors like Tressie McMillan Cottom, Jay Caspian Kang, Kara Swisher, Tish Harrison Warren, and John McWhorter—available only to subscribers, even though some of the most popular ones would remain free. Part of this was in response to competition from Substack.And then there was failure: none greater than the staggering, staining failure of The New York Times to depict Hitler’s methodical extermination of the Jews of Europe as a horror beyond all other horrors in World War II – a Nazi war within the war crying out for illumination. The editorial pages of The New York Times are typically liberal in their position. In mid-2004, the newspaper’s then public editor (ombudsman), Daniel Okrent, wrote that “the Op-Ed page editors do an evenhanded job of representing a range of views in the essays from outsiders they publish – but you need an awfully heavy counterweight to balance a page that also bears the work of seven opinionated columnists, only two of whom could be classified as conservative (and, even then, of the conservative subspecies that supports legalization of gay unions and, in the case of William Safire, opposes some central provisions of the Patriot Act).” Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. The institution’s emphasis remains on global and U.S. hard news coverage. Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Sports, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, Travel, and other features. On Sundays, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review (formerly the Week in Review), The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
The New York Times public editor (ombudsman) Elizabeth Spayd wrote in 2016 that “Conservatives and even many moderates, see in The Times a blue-state worldview” and accuse it of harboring a liberal bias. Spayd did not analyze the substance of the claim but did opine that the Times is “part of a fracturing media environment that reflects a fractured country. That in turn leads liberals and conservatives toward separate news sources.” Times executive editor Dean Baquet stated that he does not believe coverage has a liberal bias:
The New York Times has won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. The prize is awarded for excellence in journalism in a range of categories.
In April 2022, The New York Times published a three-part 20,000-word investigative series on Fox News host Tucker Carlson called “American Nationalist”. The investigative series documents Carlson’s rise to prominence and his rhetoric on immigration, race relations and the COVID-19 pandemic. Carlson responded by saying that he has not read “American Nationalist” and does not plan to. He also denied allegations from the Times about obsessing over ratings, saying that “I’ve never read the ratings a single day in my life. I don’t even know how. Ask anyone at Fox,” and that “Most of the big positions I’ve taken in the past five years—against the neocons, the vax and the war [in Ukraine]—have been very unpopular with our audience at first.”November 1942 was a critical month for American Jews. After several months of delay, the U.S. State Department had confirmed already published information that Germany was engaged in the systematic extermination of European Jews. Newspaper reports put the death toll at one million and described the “most ruthless methods,” including mass gassings at special camps.
Which ny Times crossword is hardest?
Saturday crossword The Saturday crossword is actually the hardest puzzle of the week. Mondays have the most straightforward clues and Saturday clues are the hardest, or involve the most wordplay. Contrary to popular belief, the Sunday puzzles are midweek difficulty, not the hardest. They’re just bigger.
In the same article, Frankel quotes Laurel Leff, associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, who in 2000 had described how the newspaper downplayed Nazi Germany’s targeting of Jews for genocide.
The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded, has been governed by the Sulzberger family since 1896, through a dual-class share structure. A. G. Sulzberger, the paper’s publisher and the company’s chairman, is the fifth generation of the family to head the paper.
In 1896, Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times, a money-losing newspaper, and formed the New York Times Company. The Ochs-Sulzberger family, one of the United States’ newspaper dynasties, has owned The New York Times ever since. The publisher went public on January 14, 1969, trading at $42 a share on the American Stock Exchange. After this, the family continued to exert control through its ownership of the vast majority of Class B voting shares. Class A shareholders are permitted restrictive voting rights, while Class B shareholders are allowed open voting rights.In June 2012, The New York Times introduced its first official foreign-language variant, cn.nytimes.com, a Chinese-language news site viewable in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters. The project was led by Craig S. Smith on the business side and Philip P. Pan on the editorial side, with content created by staff based in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, though the server was placed outside of China to avoid censorship issues.
The New York Times’ reporting on transgender issues has been criticized for coverage that dehumanizes and stereotypes transgender individuals. A 2012 article covering the death of a trans woman in a fire in Brooklyn was criticized by trans rights activist Janet Mock: “I would expect the New York Times to treat any subject, regardless of their path in life, with dignity.” She described the article’s depiction as a “demeaning, sexist portrait they painted of girls like us.” In 2016, the Times Editorial Board voiced disapproval of the North Carolina anti-transgender bathroom bill. Media Matters criticized Times coverage of the bill as nevertheless “fail[ing] to debunk the ‘bathroom predator’ myth … choosing instead to create a false equivalency by uncritically presenting comments from both opponents and supporters of the law”. In 2022, The New York Times’ more frequent reporting on transgender issues was described by critics as “misinformation”, “ignoring evidence”, and “fearmongering.” Critics include the leading professional association on trans health care, the World Professional Association of Transgender Health.Leff’s 2005 book Buried by the Times documents the paper’s tendency before, during, and after World War II to place deep inside its daily editions the news stories about the ongoing persecution and extermination of Jews, while obscuring in those stories the special impact of the Nazis’ crimes on Jews in particular. Leff attributes this dearth in part to the complex personal and political views of Sulzberger, concerning Jewishness, antisemitism, and Zionism. Times columnists including Nicholas Kristof and Thomas Friedman had criticized TimesSelect, with Friedman going so far as to say “I hate it. It pains me enormously because it’s cut me off from a lot, a lot of people, especially because I have a lot of people reading me overseas, like in India … I feel totally cut off from my audience.” During the 2016 presidential election, the Times played an important role in elevating the Hillary Clinton emails controversy into the most important subject of media coverage in the election which Clinton would lose narrowly to Donald Trump. The controversy received more media coverage than any other topic during the presidential campaign. Clinton and other observers argue that coverage of the emails controversy contributed to her loss in the election. According to a Columbia Journalism Review analysis, “in just six days, The New York Times ran as many cover stories about Hillary Clinton’s emails as they did about all policy issues combined in the 69 days leading up to the election (and that does not include the three additional articles on October 18, and November 6 and 7, or the two articles on the emails taken from John Podesta).”Like most other American newspapers, The New York Times has experienced a decline in circulation. Its printed weekday circulation dropped by 50 percent to 540,000 copies from 2005 to 2017.In 2009, the newspaper began production of local inserts in regions outside of the New York area. Beginning October 16, 2009, a two-page “Bay Area” insert was added to copies of the Northern California edition on Fridays and Sundays. The newspaper commenced production of a similar Friday and Sunday insert to the Chicago edition on November 20, 2009. The inserts consist of local news, policy, sports, and culture pieces, usually supported by local advertisements.
In 2010, The New York Times editors collaborated with students and faculty from New York University’s Studio 20 Journalism Masters program to launch and produce “The Local East Village”, a hyperlocal blog designed to offer news “by, for and about the residents of the East Village”. That same year, reCAPTCHA helped to digitize old editions of The New York Times.The New York Times International Edition is a print version of the paper tailored for readers outside the United States. Formerly a joint venture with The Washington Post named The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times took full ownership of the paper in 2002 and has gradually integrated it more closely into its domestic operations.
The Times, beginning in 2022 and continuing into 2023, has written eighteen articles, as of March 2023, investigating New York’s Orthodox Jewish community, in what Agudath Israel has called antisemitic, and the ADL have said could be a factor in rising antisemitism in New York, specifically against Orthodox Jews. Agudath Israel has started a campaign called “Know Us”, aimed at countering the Times’ negative effects, and pressuring the Times to halt their campaign.
For its coverage of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, some (such as Ed Koch) have claimed that the paper is pro-Palestinian, while others (such as As’ad AbuKhalil) have claimed that it is pro-Israel. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, by political science professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, alleges The New York Times sometimes criticizes Israeli policies but is not even-handed and is generally pro-Israel. In 2009, the Simon Wiesenthal Center criticized the newspaper for printing cartoons regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that were described as “hideously anti-Semitic”. In December 2017, the number of free articles per month was reduced from 10 to 5, the first change to the metered paywall since April 2012. An executive of the New York Times Company stated that the decision was motivated by “an all-time high” in the demand for journalism. A digital subscription to The New York Times cost $16 a month in 2017. As of December 2017, The New York Times had a total of 3.5 million paid subscriptions in both print and digital versions, and about 130 million monthly readers, more than double its audience two years previously. In February 2018, the New York Times Company reported increased revenue from the digital-only subscriptions, adding 157,000 new subscribers to a total of 2.6 million digital-only subscribers. Digital advertising also saw growth during this period. At the same time, advertising for the print version of the journal fell. Unlike most U.S. daily newspapers, the Times relies on its own in-house stylebook rather than The Associated Press Stylebook. When referring to people, The New York Times generally uses honorifics rather than unadorned last names (except in the sports pages, pop culture coverage, and the Book Review and Magazine).
The New York Times printed a display advertisement on its first page on January 6, 2009, breaking tradition at the paper. The advertisement, for CBS, was in color and ran the entire width of the page. The newspaper promised it would place first-page advertisements on only the lower half of the page.