The New York Times adopt the slogan, “All the news that’s fit to print” in 1896, when it was purchased by Chattanooga Times newspaper publisher Adolph Ochs.
Known until 1857 as The New York Daily Times, it was founded in 1851 as a Whig newspaper.
Under its first editor, Henry Jarvis Raymond, the Times was known for its support of Lincoln during the Civil War and its attacks on New York’s Boss Tweed.
When Adolph Ochs purchased the Times, he increased serious news coverage and added a book review and magazine.
The paper’s weekday edition currently reaches 1.2 million readers; the Sunday edition reaches 1.8 million.