Editor's note: Several news outlets are blurring or cropping images of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's controversial cartoons, BuzzFeed notes. The New York Times said they "do not normally publish images or other material deliberately intended to offend religious sensibilities," but will instead describe the cartoons. The Associated Press said "it's been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images." BuzzFeed's editor declined to comment on why the outlet is publishing the images, the report says. - Stephanie
New York Times publishes response to Chinese President Xi Jinping's suggestion that media organizations follow China's regulations: 'The Times has no intention of altering its coverage to meet the demands of any government - be it that of China, the United States or any other nation' - @nytimes
The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851. It has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.
The paper's print version remains the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States and third-largest newspaper overall, behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation has fallen to fewer than one million daily since 1990. Nicknamed for years as "The Gray Lady", The New York Times is long regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record". It is owned by The New York Times Company. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., now in its fifth generation whose family (Ochs-Sulzberger) has controlled the paper since 1896, is both the paper's publisher and the company's chairman. Its international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the International New York Times.
The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Its website has adapted it to "All the News That's Fit to Click". Since the mid-1970s, it has greatly expanded its lay-out and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports and features. Recently it has been organized into sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/"Op-Ed", "New York" (metropolitan), "Business", "Sports of The Times", "Arts", "Science", "Styles", "Home", and other features. On Sunday, it is supplemented by sections of "The Week in Review", "The New York Times Book Review" and "The New York Times Magazine" and recently "T", the Style magazine. "The Times" stayed with the "broadsheet" full page set-up (as some others have changed into a tabloid lay-out) and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, and was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, especially on the front page.