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Uploaded on Jan 12, 2012
The New-York Historical Society and NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York, have partnered to produce a special series of one minute videos that feature the staff of the New York Historical Society as they answer some of the most captivating questions ever posed to them about the City's fascinating and unique history.
What is the Oldest NYC Newspaper Still in Circulation? The New York Post, founded in 1801, is the oldest New York City newspaper in continuous publication. It has changed over the years, starting out conservative, and becoming more liberal in the nineteenth century, when it strongly opposed slavery and supported Lincoln and Reconstruction. In the twentieth century, it went to tabloid format and became famously sensationalistic and conservative again under Rupert Murdoch.