The New York Times

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The New York Times

The New York Times is a well established newspaper in our nation today that is known for their elite writers and editors. The popular newspaper company has been publishing newspapers out of New York City since 1851 and was first called the New York Daily Times but later changed to just The New York Times in 1857. The New York Times is considered the last major newspaper to put colored images inside their papers. Their philosophy was to stay true to black and white and put “All the news that fit to print.” It wasn’t until 1997 when the first colored image appeared on a New York Times paper. This research paper involved looking back over 50 plus years of news articles back in 1960, as well as 1990 and present day.

The first paper we looked is The New York Times publication on March 16, 1960. The first thing that caught my eye about this newspaper is the amount of news stories it displays on just the front page. There were 14 different news stories that all started on the first page and would be continued into later pages. The headline story for this particular day read “350 Negro Student Demonstrators Held in South Carolina Stockade.” Going back to 1960’s history, segregation amongst blacks and whites was a huge dilemma during this time, and most news articles must have dealt with it. The paper went on to mention that demonstrators were singing “God Bless America” at the time of their arrest and will be tried in groups of fifteen to twenty. Many of the articles on the front page were more national and worldwide news articles and didn’t show as strong of an interest in politics like our papers today. Some of the articles

displayed some politics and President Eisenhower’s intake on the situations. The New York Times in 1960 displayed lots of text and print on the first page and displayed only three pictures that were each no larger than three inches. Papers in our modern society display images much larger now because we sometimes...
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