Murdoch Brings London's 'The Times' to U.S.

Will Use 'New York Post' Presses

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- News Corp.'s London-based newspaper The Times today said it will introduce a U.S. edition June 6, printed on the presses used by sibling The New York Post.
Online traffic for 'The Times' from the U.S. persuaded executives to introduce a stateside edition.
Online traffic for 'The Times' from the U.S. persuaded executives to introduce a stateside edition.

"This is a key moment in the development of The Times as an international media brand," Robert Thomson, The Times's editor, said in a statement. "We have seen a large increase in our Times Online readership in the U.S. and the appearance of the newspaper on the streets of New York marks the next stage in our print and Web expansion."

The new edition will be available here by subscription and at newsstands, priced at $1, in New York and New Jersey. It will use the tabloid format, which The Times adopted in Britain in 2004.

The Times has average paid circulation of 671,666, behind only the Barclay brothers' Telegraph at 902,871 among "serious" British papers (as opposed to the traditional U.K. tabloids, which are akin to the New York Post in the U.S.) It ranks fifth overall in Britain.
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