The New York Times Company

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The New York Times Company
Type Public (NYSENYT)
Genre media
Founded September 18, 1851
Headquarters New York, New York
Key people Henry Jarvis Raymond, Founder
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman
Industry Newspapers, radio broadcasting
Products The New York Times, The Boston Globe, twenty-four other newspapers across the United States; one radio station, WQXR-FM in the New York area
Revenue $3.2 billion USD (2007)[1]
Operating income $227.4 million USD (2007)
Net income $208.7 million USD (2007)
Employees 10,231 (2008)[2]

The New York Times Company (NYSENYT) is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997.[3]


[edit] Overview

[edit] History

The company was founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones in New York, New York. The first edition of the newspaper The New York Times, published on September 18, 1851, stated: "We publish today the first issue of the New-York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come."[4]

[edit] Company holdings

The New York Times Company also owns The Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, almost two dozen other regional newspapers in the United States (15 of which publish daily), and one New York City radio station, WQXR. In 2005, its Broadcast Media Group included 35 web sites, including, and[5]

In addition, it is a minority stakeholder in the Boston Red Sox, a position acquired as part of John W. Henry's purchase of the famed baseball team. The Boston Globe and other New York Times Company-owned newspapers acknowledge this relationship in articles about the team.

[edit] Company stock profile

Since 1967, The New York Times Company has been publicly traded and listed on the New York Stock Exchange by the symbol NYT. While the company offers two kinds of shares of its stock, Class A and Class B, Class B shares are not publicly traded.[citations needed] The Class B shares provide a mechanism by which the descendants of Adolph Ochs, who purchased the New York Times newspaper in 1896, maintain control of the company by holding nearly 90 percent of this "special class of stock."[3]

[edit] Board of Directors

At the April 2005 Board meeting, Class B shareholders elected nine of the fourteen directors of the company.[6]

[edit] Chronology

January 1, 2003 – The company completed its purchase of The Washington Post's 50 percent interest in the International Herald Tribune for $65 million.The Times Company, which had owned 50 percent of the IHT, became the sole owner.[7]

March 18, 2005 – The company acquired, a leading online provider of consumer information for $410 million. In 2005 the company reported financial revenues of $3.4 billion to its investors.

On August 25, 2006 – The company acquired Baseline StudioSystems, a leading online database and research service for information on the film and television industries for $35 million.

September 12, 2006 – The company announced its decision to sell its Broadcast Media Group, consisting of "nine network-affiliated television stations, their related Web sites and the digital operating center," in a press release.[8]

January 4, 2007 – The New York Times reported that The New York Times Company had reached an agreement to sell all nine local television stations to the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.[9][10]

November 19, 2007 – The company staged a gala opening after relocating its headquarters from its previous address, at 229 West 43rd Street, to The New York Times Building, at 620 Eighth Avenue, New York City, on the west side of Times Square, between 40th and 41st Street across from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Bus Terminal.[11]

May 7, 2007 – The company announced in a press release of May 17, 2007, that it had finalized the sale of its Broadcast Media Group on May 7, 2007, for "approximately $575 million."[10]

[edit] Community awards

2008 I Love My Librarian award recipients Linda Allen and Margaret "Gigi" Lincoln talk with Janet Robinson in the New York Times Building.

The company sponsors a series of national and local awards designed to highlight the achievements of individuals and organizations in different realms. In 2007 it inaugurated its first Nonprofit Excellence Award, awarded to four organizations "for the excellence of their management practices". Only nonprofits in New York City, Long Island or Westchester were eligible.[12] Jointly with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the New York Times Company sponsors an award to honor librarians "for service to their communities." The I Love My Librarian! award was given to ten recipients in December 2008, and presented by New York Times Company president and CEO Janet L. Robinson, Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian and Jim Rettig, president of the American Library Association.[13]

[edit] See also

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ "2007 annual report" (PDF). The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile for New York Times Co (NYT)". Retrieved on 2008-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Times Publisher and His Wife Separate". New York Times. The New York Times Company, May 10, 2008. Retrieved on February 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Timeline". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 2008-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Business Units". New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-09-29. "The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2007 revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment." 
  6. ^ "April 2005 Financial Report". The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 2008-08-23. 
  7. ^ "International Herald Tribune Now Run Solely by The Times". New York Times. 2003. Retrieved on 2008-09-29. "The International Herald Tribune, descendant of an American paper first published in Paris in 1887, is appearing today for the first time under the sole ownership and management of The New York Times Company. The takeover ends an anomalous 35-year partnership between The Times and its domestic competitor The Washington Post that produced a journalistic hybrid consisting mainly of articles and editorials from both papers compiled by editors in Paris. In October, The Times reached an agreement to buy The Post's 50 percent stake in the venture for about $70 million -- in part, The Post said, by threatening to start a rival paper overseas." 
  8. ^ Business Wire (2006-09-12) (The New York Times Company Investors Press release). The New York Times Company Announces Plan to Sell Its Broadcast Media Group. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-07-23. 
  9. ^ Louise Story (2007-01-04). "New York Times to Sell 9 Local TV Stations" (Web). The New York Times ( (The New York Times Company)). Retrieved on 2008-08-23. 
  10. ^ a b Business Wire (2007-05-07) (The New York Times Company Financial Report). The New York Times Company Reports April Revenues. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-08-23. "On May 7, 2007, the Company sold the Broadcast Media Group, consisting of nine network-affiliated television stations, their related Web sites and the digital operating center, for approximately $575 million." 
  11. ^ Forest City Ratner Companies (Developer) (2008-11-19) (PDF). The New York Times Building Factsheet. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-08-23. 
  12. ^ "The New York Times Company Announces Four Winners of Its First Nonprofit Excellence Awards",, Business Wire, June 28, 2007. Web. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  13. ^ American Library Association. Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced. Press release. ALA, December 8, 2008. Web. Retrieved on February 3, 2009.

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