Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who would of thought that a bunch of papers with words on it would be so important and historical till this day. The New York Times was quoted by Critic Will Irvin saying it was the "Nearest of any newspaper to presenting a truthful picture of life in New York and the World at large." The New York Times in the late 1800's was viewed as being some sort of bait for its clientele. George Jones who was the editor of the paper from 1869 to 1891 used many campaigns in order to attract more readers. It was noted that reading the paper as college students and teachers was a stamp of respectability. As time moved into the 1900's there really wasn't any competition being that the Times had the highest circulation of any news paper in the city. Even today the times is one if not the most sold newspapers. Of course throughout the years names such as Newsday, The New York Post and other large names cause a competition of selling frenzies. Being how historical the New York Times is, is what makes it the most famous.


At 10:02 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, the Times is an important and popular paper. Reading has been a sign of class distinction and respectablity for generations. Is that the case today?

I don't know what you mean by "bait" in this post. Also, the newspaper business is always competitive, even for the Times, especially now that it is competing with so many other forms of news media.


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