New York Times Front Pages, 1851-2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, talks about what we can learn from how the front page of his newspaper has changed since its founding in 1851. More than 300 of the most important front pages have been published in a new book, The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages: 1851-2008.


Bill Keller

Comments [10]

nick from manhattan

keep the printed editions coming. personally i work all day on the computer and reading the paper is my break from work. it is wonderful to grab the Times and go relax somewhere. raise the cost if needed...i will still keep reading it.

Nov. 17 2008 12:39 PM
Matt from Bushwick

William Kristol! What was the thinking going on there?

Nov. 17 2008 12:36 PM
Lee from NYC from Manhattan

Given the demand for Obama memorabilia, will the Times be releasing a book on its coverage of the campaign?

Thanks, L.

Nov. 17 2008 12:36 PM

Love the Times, love the new slightly smaller (width-wise) edition, but very much dislike the recent change incorporating the "New York" section into the front section. Is it really saving the Times much money, or is it for editorial concerns?

Nov. 17 2008 12:36 PM
jennifer from manhattan

so so so angry there is no separate metro section

what a shame

Nov. 17 2008 12:36 PM
Gary from UWS

On newspaper business models--newspapers are going out of business because they give away their product for free via the Internet and thus cannibalize their revenue streams. That's crazy. Charge for the value readers receive with online subscriptions.

Nov. 17 2008 12:26 PM
Frantz from Queens

Hello Leonard,

Please, ask your guest if it is true that the NYT is still printing the November 5th paper and How I can get a copy. Thanks.

Nov. 17 2008 12:26 PM
Gary from UWS

Why doesn't The Times go totally electronic? The Times must be able to save a ton of money by eliminating the printed edition. Are the unions blocking it?

Nov. 17 2008 12:20 PM
shaun from astoria

my quick googling reveals - "All The News That's Fit to Print," dates back to 1896,"

Nov. 17 2008 12:11 PM
Jaime from Queens

What has happened to the investigator reporter. The front page of the Times once had continuing stories that one would look forward to one day to the next. Today the paper seems like a cut and paste from wire services and internet postings. How can you despair over the decline of newspapers when they are abandoning the core of their self perception..

Nov. 17 2008 12:10 PM

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