New York’s “New York Review of Books” is now “The New Times,” according to a new headline and editorial.
“We’re not going to change our name.
We’ll be called The Times,” editor David Remnick tweeted Thursday.
The New York Review is “the newspaper of record for the American Left” and is owned by New York City’s Times Square Media Group, which owns The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.
The new title was first reported by Bloomberg News.
The title change was announced Thursday afternoon by the publisher, which said in a statement that the title was “a deliberate choice” in light of the “failing” New York review’s coverage of the Trump administration.
It said it would continue to use the Times’ name for “the long term.”
“We have been honored to work closely with our partners at The New Times over the past few years, including many members of the Times editorial board, and we will continue to publish as a member of the New York Press Club,” the statement said.
“The editorial board of The New Press Club is committed to working together with the Times on all editorial issues.”
The “new” title comes as a result of a $20 million deal struck in March between the Times and the New Yorker for the print and online editions of The Times, and a $1 million deal for digital editions of the paper.
The agreement was part of a larger effort to create a more diverse and inclusive press in New York.