New York: Communications

Newspapers and Magazines

More than 200 newspapers have offices in New York, including the city's major daily newspapers: The New York Times, one of the world's most influential newspapers, Newsday, and the The New York Daily News. Many other English- and foreign-language dailies and weeklies and more than 100 scholarly journals serve specialized reader-ships, including the Wall Street Journal and the Amsterdam News, which focuses on African American issues.

Hundreds of local and national magazines are published in New York. Newsweek and Time are both based in the city. Other magazines include Flying, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, Parade, Cosmopolitan, People Weekly, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Cycle World, Forbes, GQ, and Glamour.

Television and Radio

Eight television stations broadcast from New York City, including the three major networks of CBS, ABC, and NBC. Appearing in the background of the morning news programs has become a competitive sport for residents and visitors alike. Throughout the history of television, many programs have been created, produced, and set in New York City, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Late Night With David Letterman," "I Love Lucy," "That Girl," "Kojak," "All in the Family," "Mad About You," "Sex and the City," "Seinfeld," and "Law & Order: SVU." Hundreds of radio stations broadcast from the city, covering all major radio formats from all-talk to urban contemporary music to classical music on both AM and FM bands. Other radio stations cater to those with a taste for Spanish music and news, Caribbean music, Christian music, and soul.

Media Information: The New York Times Company, 1 New York Times Plaza, Flushing, NY 11354-1200; telephone (718)281-7000

New York Online

City of New York. Available

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Available

New York City Department of Education. Available

New York City Economic Development Corporation. Available

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Available

The New York Historical Society. Available

New York Public Library. Available

NYC & Company, Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Available

Selected Bibliography

Bull, Chris and Sam Erman (eds.). At Ground Zero: Young Reporters Who Were There Tell Their Stories. (New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002)

Burrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace. A History of New York City to 1898. (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Ellis, Edward Robb and Jeanyee Wong. The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History. (Kodansha America, 1997)

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. (Touchstone Books, 1998)

Homberger, Eric, and Alice Hudson (Illustrator). The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History. (Henry Holt & Co., 1998)

Murphy, Dean E. (compiled by). September 11: An Oral History. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 2002)

Osofsky, Gilbert. Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto. Negro New York, 1890-1930. (Elephant/Ivan R. Dee, 1995 reprint)

Remnick, David and Susan Choi, eds. Wonderful Town: New York City Stories from the New Yorker. (Random House, 2000)

Rosenzweig, Roy, and Elizabeth Blackmar. The Park and the People: A History of Central Park. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992)