The New York Times has reported "all the news that's fit to print" since 1851. When the newspaper went digital, its slogan was modified to "all the news that's fit to click."
Photograph by Marjory Collins, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, courtesy Library of Congress

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  • On September 18, 1851, the first edition of The New York Times was published. Henry J. Raymond, a journalist and state assemblyman, and George Jones, a banker, started publishing the paper as The New York Daily Times from an office on Nassau Street in Manhattan.

    More than 150 years after its initial publication, The New York Times is one of the most trusted news sources in the world. People from all over the world consult the Times and its sister publication, the International New York Times (formerly the International Herald-Tribune) for “all the news that’s fit to click.”

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    initial Adjective


    journalist Noun

    person who reports and distributes news.

    publish Verb

    to provide a written piece of work, such as a book or newspaper, for sale or distribution.