The New York Times became notorious for the major editorial crusade that it led against the infamous “Boss Tweed” of New York City. The Times documented over $200 million that Tweed took. Jones was offered $5 million to quit running the stories, but he refused. The newspaper eventually applied enough pressure to the prosecutor in charge of the case that Tweed died in prison.
After several years, Alfred S. Ochs came and lifted the Times from the wreckage of a dyingcentury after its reputation had begunto sink. Before moving to New York to publish the Times, he had worked for The Chattanooga Times. He felt that New York needed a serious newspaper, and (6) he wanted to fill that void.
He arrived in New York during the wars between Pulitzer and Hearst, two prestigious newspaper publishers. Ochs saw a lot of disgraceful things happening in the news business. He bought the Times and came up with a new slogan: “All the news that’s fit to print.” That slogan still appears in the paper today.