New York Herald Tribune

New York Herald Tribune

New York Herald Tribune cover on May 7, 1937 covering the Hindenburg disaster


Reid Family (1924–1958)
John Hay Whitney (1958–1966)


Herald: James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
Tribune: Horace Greeley


Ogden Mills Reid (1924–1946)
Whitelaw Reid (1947–1955)
Ogden Rogers Reid (1955–1958)
John Hay Whitney (1958–1966)

March 19, 1924 (as New York Herald New York Tribune) (March 19, 1924 (as New York Herald New York Tribune))

Political alignment
Rockefeller Republican


Ceased publication

April 24, 1966 (final edition)
August 15, 1966 (paper discontinued during strike)

New York City

412,000 (1962)[1]

Sister newspapers
International Herald Tribune


OCLC number

The New York Herald Tribune was a leading daily newspaper of its era in New York City. It was created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. It was viewed for most of its existence as the chief rival of The New York Times,[2] and was widely regarded as a “newspaperman’s newspaper” for both the breadth of its coverage and the quality of its writing.[3] The paper won several Pulitzer Prizes during its lifetime.[3]
A “Republican paper, a Protestant paper and a paper more representative of the suburbs than the ethnic mix of the city”,[4] the Herald Tribune, almost always referred to as the Trib,[4] quickly became the major competition for the Times following its birth. The paper generally did not match the comprehensiveness of the Times’ coverage, but its national, international and business coverage was generally viewed among the best in the industry[3] while its writing was considered vastly superior to its rival’s.[3][5] At one time or another, the paper was home to such writers as Dorothy Thompson, Red Smith, Roger Kahn, Richard Watts, Jr., Homer Bigart, Walter Kerr, Walter Lippmann, St. Clair McKelway, Judith Crist, Dick Schaap, Tom Wolfe, John Steinbeck, and Jimmy Breslin. Editorially, the newspaper was the voice for eastern Republicans, later referred to as Rockefeller Republicans, and espoused a pro-business, internationalist viewpoint.
The paper, first owned by the Reid family, struggled financially for most of its life and rarely generated enough profit for growth or capital improvements; the Reids subsidized the Herald Tribune through the paper’s early years.[6] However, it enjoyed prosperi