Printed With Company – The New York Times

Within the In Occasions Previous column, David W. Dunlap explores New York Occasions historical past by artifacts housed within the Museum of The Occasions, for which he’s curator.

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2023, the following day’s newspapers had been thundering by the mammoth Goss Colorliner presses on the 13-acre printing plant of The New York Occasions in Faculty Level, Queens.

Even within the blur of freshly printed copies, daring headlines stood out on the entrance web page: “4,000 unlawful migrants cross border in at some point / Illegal economic system explodes in NYC / Biden nonetheless does NOTHING.” Splashed throughout the highest of the web page in two-inch kind was a single phrase:


This was clearly not The New York Occasions.

As a substitute, it was The New York Put up, considered one of greater than two dozen publications apart from The Occasions which can be printed each week on the Faculty Level plant. They embody The Wall Avenue Journal, Newsday, USA At this time, AM New York Metro, The New York Amsterdam Information, The Chief, Homosexual Metropolis Information, Der Yid, El Especialito and Barron’s.

The Occasions began industrial printing in 2017, by which era the typical day by day circulation of its personal newspaper, 540,000 copies, was lower than half what it had been when the Faculty Level plant opened in 1997. (Sunday circulation declined in the identical interval about 40 %, to 1.066 million copies.)

Business printing contracts allowed The Occasions, within the phrases of its 2017 annual report, to “make the most of extra printing capability” at Faculty Level. The corporate is not going to disclose what it earns from these contracts, however the enterprise appears sturdy.