The New York Times is an American daily newspaper published in New York City. The largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States, “The Gray Lady”—named for its staid appearance and style—is regarded as a national newspaper of record. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won 98 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.
Its motto, as printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page, is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The Times is owned by The New York Times Company, which publishes 18 other newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe. The company’s chairman is Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., whose family has controlled the paper since 1896.
This newspaper is organized into sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style and Features.
The Times stayed with the eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six columns, and it was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography. The Times website is rated as one of the most popular websites online, receiving over 14 million unique visitors in August 2008.