The first issue of "The Newspaper of Record" was published in the New York Times on October 26, 1924, and the term came from the fact that the Times newspaper included an index. Those who dislike the New York Times occasionally refer to it as the "toilet paper of record."
The title "paper of record" is a reference to the official nature of newspapers at that time. Before the advent of radio and television, they were the only source for news and information. They reported on the doings of government officials and companies, issued weather forecasts, and published articles about current events and controversies. As well, they contained advertisements from businesses seeking customers.
In addition to being an official source of information, newspapers were also used as tools for political advocacy. They often took positions on issues before them, such as elections, and used their readership to support those positions. For example, the Chicago Tribune originally supported Democratic candidates for office, but later became more independent because its editor did not want to be tied down to a single party. The New York Times has always taken a liberal position on issues before the court, and both it and the Washington Post publish op-ed pieces by individuals who support or oppose bills before Congress.
By calling the New York Times the "paper of record," people knew that it would report on important events and issues before them accurately and in detail.
The New York Times, a daily morning newspaper published in New York City, has long been the newspaper of record in the United States and is regarded as one of the world's great newspapers. The Times was founded in 1851 as a penny newspaper that avoided sensationalism and reported the news in a sober and impartial manner. It became a daily in 1857.
The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which also publishes the Wall Street Journal. The company was founded in 1866 by Adolph Ochs who bought the New York Weekly Tribune to compete with the New York Daily Tribune for the city's elite. He changed the name to the New York Times and began publishing each day instead of only on Sundays.
Ochs died in 1919 and was replaced by his son-in-law Charles S. Payson who had married into the family. In 1931, the paper moved from its former home at 45 East 44th Street to new headquarters at 1 New York Plaza. The building is now known as the New York Times Building or "the Ticker" for short. It features two towers, the shorter of which is called the "Tribune" because it resembles a newspaper box with slots in which papers could be inserted to be delivered to readers' doors. The other tower is called the "Avenue."
In 1962, the company also started a television station, WNYT, which is still in operation today.
The New York Times and The Washington Post are frequently referred to as the "newspapers of record" in the United States. Although both newspapers have editorial pages, only The New York Times is considered a true news medium by most observers.
The New York Times was first published on October 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company. It continues to be published today under the same company ownership except for a brief period in 1961 when it was purchased by the Washington Post Company. The paper has a national reputation for quality journalism and has been called the "paper of record" for American history.
The Washington Post was founded on February 21, 1877, by George Graham Brett and Henry J. Raymond. It is also printed and published by The Washington Post Company. The paper has had many influential journalists over its history, including H. L. Mencken, Walter Lippmann, and William Safire. It is widely regarded as one of the premier newspapers in the country.
Both papers are published six times a week and can be found in local grocery stores, gas stations, bookstores, and convenience stores across the United States.
The Times of New York. Their official title is The New York Times Company and Post Co., respectively.
They have been called the two greatest newspapers in the world. Both were founded in 1851 by Horace Greeley (the New York Tribune was also started but did not reach an edition size high enough to be considered a newspaper). They remain among the top ten daily newspapers in terms of circulation volume.
Both papers are owned by The New York Times Company, which also publishes other publications that are popular within the United States. These include Newsday on Long Island and The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. The company also owns smaller papers such as the Troy Record in Troy, Michigan; the Santa Fe New Mexican in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Burlington Free Press in Vermont.
The New York Times and Washington Post are the only daily newspapers that are published in broadsheet format. All other daily newspapers are printed in compact format. Broadsheets are larger than compacts at 16 pages versus 12 pages.
During World War II, paper shortages prevented many small papers from being printed.