New York Herald was a large distribution
newspaper based in New York City that existed between May 6,
1835 and 1924.
New York Herald Building (1895) by
architect Standford White was demolished in 1921
The first issue of the paper was published by James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(1795–1872). During the American
, it was a staunch supporter of the
. Under Bennett's son, James Gordon Bennett, Jr.
(1841–1918), the paper financed Henry Morton Stanley
's expeditions into
to find David Livingstone
and to Stanley's
, and in 1879 supported the ill-fated
expedition of George W. DeLong
to the arctic
In 1861, it circulated 84,000 copies and called itself "the most
largely circulated journal in the world."
Bennett's politics tended to be anti-Catholic and he had tended to favor the "Know-Nothing faction though he was not particularly anti-immigrant as they were.
He stated that the function of a newspaper "is not to instruct but
October 4, 1887,
Bennett Jr. launched the Herald 's European edition in
Following Bennett Jr's move to Paris, the New York Herald suffered
from his attempt to manage its operation in New York by telegram.
In 1924, after Bennett Jr.'s death, the New York Herald
was acquired by its smaller rival, the New York Tribune
, to form the
New York Herald
. In 1959, the New York Herald Tribune
and its European edition were sold to
John Hay Whitney, then the U.S.
ambassador to Britain.
In 1966 the New York paper ceased
publication. The Washington
and the New York
acquired joint control of the European edition,
renaming it the International Herald
. Today, the IHT, now owned entirely by the New
York Times, remains an English
paper, printed at 35 sites around the world and for
sale in more than 180 countries.
When the Herald was still under the authority of its original
publisher Bennett, it was considered to be the most invasive and
sensationalist of the leading New York papers at the time. Its
ability to entertain the public with timely daily news made it the
leading circulation paper of its time.
Square is named after the New York Herald
newspaper; in the north side of the square there is a sculpture
commemorating the Bennetts.
North of Herald Square is
, which is named after
rival The New York
NYHerald.com is an unaffiliated online newspaper with the same
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