The New York Times is a newspaper published online and in New York, USA. It’s published daily and its circulation is the second largest in the United States and it has been ranked the 39th largest circulation in the world. The target group was originally just New Yorkers but now The New York Times has an international edition, too, and the online newspaper’s language can be switched to English, Spanish or Chinese which tells us that the target group is everyone who speaks at least one of these world’s most used languages.

The New York Times was originally published as New-York Daily Times and it was founded on September 18, 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones. It was published Monday through Saturday but Sunday was added on April 21, 1861. In 1857, the newspaper’s name was changed to The New-York Times and the hyphen between New York was removed in the 1890s. Before the 1880s, The New York Times supported the Republican Party but in the 1880s it became more politically independent. In 1884, it supported Grover Cleveland, a Democrat who was running for president. This dropped The New York Times’ revenue from $188,000 to $56,000 but it gained its lost readers back within a few years. After Raymond died in 1869 and Jones in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller bought the newspaper for one million dollars but after the economic depression in 1893, the newspaper started losing $1,000 a day. Slowly, it got back on its feet and became one of the most trusted newspapers. Now the editor of The New York Times has claimed that the newspaper stands by the liberal side but some see it as conservative.

The website of The New York Times looks clear and it’s simple to navigate. The font of the titles has somewhat the same look as in the old printed versions and the news has been placed so that it resembles an actual first page in a printed newspaper instead of just news randomly listed one after another.

There are a lot of news about politics – especially about Trump and Obama – and Middle East, like refugees from Syria. On its front page, the newspaper clearly wants to inform the readers about major events in the society and the world instead of news that don’t concern everyone.

I like the article “Ice That Sparkles Like Diamonds Washes Onto Japanese Shores” simply because the pictures about this beautiful natural phenomenon look astonishing. It’s nice to have a piece of news that isn’t about violence or politics.

In my opinion, the article “Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out” is way too long for an item review and that’s why I dislike it. I feel like I was wasting my time reading this over-analyzing article.

I think The New York Times offers a lot of insight in what’s going on in the world and I definitely recommend reading it because it can make you more sophisticated. And if you want to read less significant articles, for example about celebrities, this newspaper covers that, too. The articles can be used for school work, they seem to have reliable sources.

Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times

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