On September 18th, one hundred and sixty one years ago, The New York Times published their very first issue.
Rowland Mountain is would like to recognize the creation of this now century-and-a-half old organization that has received over 100 awards. The founders stated their mission on this day, “ We publish today the first issue of the New-York Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come” (source).
As we recognize this monumental event in history that marks a milestone in the way information was communicated to the masses, we can gain a better appreciation for technology and its impact on the accessibility of information.
Congratulations to The New York Times Company for enduring thus far in such a dynamic era!