The Chronicle of the New York Times

Fifth Generation

This is what gave the New York Times a big lead in trustworthiness ever since. The New York Times was founded by journalist and politician Henry ‘Jarvis Raymond’ and former banker ‘George Jones.’ After the death of Henry Raymond in 1869, George Jones took over as publisher.


1895: View of Park Row from City Hall, New York City. Known as ‘Newspaper Row’, The New York Times Building (left, foreground) and New York Press Building (right) are visible. Vendors sell from carts on the sidewalks. (Photo by Museum of the City of New York/Byron Collection/Getty Images)

The paper is entirely owned by ‘The New York Times Company’ which is traded publicly but controlled primarily by the OCHS – SULZBERGER family through a dual-class share structure. The family has owned it since 1896; A.G. Sulzberger, the paper’s publisher, and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the company’s chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper.

In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed once local California newspapers came into prominence.

Now, let’s have a look at New York Times achievements and milestones that took the world of journalism to another level;

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