When you think of The New York Times, you might think of its front page and its headline.
And that’s because the Times has always been a leader in print, the magazine’s top selling line.
And, at the time of the paper’s launch in 1890, the Times was the most widely read daily in the United States.
And now, more than 100 years later, The New New York Review of Books is a fixture on the newsstands of the world, a symbol of America’s enduring influence in the world.
That influence is rooted in the New York City public schools, which were founded in 1884 by abolitionist James Otis Smith.
As part of the public school system, students attended a private school in Manhattan called the Free School, which was run by Otis.
The Free School’s charter, established in 1896, provided for the school’s independence, and was designed to help children attend private, non-union schools.
Otis believed that private schools, where the students had a choice of where to live and where to attend, were a better way to educate children.
Otiss Smith’s vision was reflected in the founding of The Times in 1891, which became a major force in the city’s public education system.
Today, The Times has a presence in over 20 languages around the world and has been hailed as one of the most influential newspapers in the history of journalism.
As The New Yorker’s Robert W. McChesney put it, The Big News “is the paper that everyone has read.”
Today, more people than ever are exposed to The New NY Times, and the New Yorker is celebrating the publication’s 125th anniversary with a celebration of the newspaper’s greatest years.
So how did The New Yorkers first run a daily publication, a weekly newspaper, become the newspaper of record in the U.S., and become a beacon for a new wave of news?
That’s what we explore in this week’s episode of The Bullet Journal.
In this episode, we talk with New York journalist Robert W McChessey about The Times’ history, the influence of Otis in the paper, the impact of Otiss’ vision on the newspaper, and how Otiss became the newspaper that everyone had read.
And in this episode of “The Bullet Journal,” you’ll find the audio archives of the show, which is now available on iTunes.