The New York Time and Boston Globe, the most influential media brands in the world, have teamed up for the first time in the history of journalism.
The paper, which has always been known for its progressive leanings, will continue to publish under the new name the New American Media, the company announced Tuesday.
The Globe, a conservative-leaning, liberal-leaning media conglomerate, will be the new online newspaper.
The move comes as the world grapples with the spread of the virus, and in the wake of the death of one of the paper’s editors, the new company will publish a new version of its flagship newspaper, The New Yorker, on Wednesday.
In an email to the Times, the New Yorker said it was committed to continuing the “principled work” of the newspaper.
“The New Yorker is a publisher of timeless excellence, and we are grateful to our partners in journalism and to New Yorkers for making it possible for us to create a world in which journalism can thrive,” the email said.
“This is the first step towards realizing a vision of the New Republic for the future of journalism in the United States.”
The newsroom at The New Republic, the newspaper’s New Yorker counterpart, will remain open as the new paper, The Washington Post, has begun the process of consolidating its newsrooms.
The new company, which will be called The New American Group, will begin publishing the New Times in January 2018 and The New England Journal-News in April 2018.
The New Atlantic, a popular conservative magazine, will also become a part of the company.
The partnership is expected to bring together some of the biggest names in media journalism to form one of America’s largest and most diverse newsrooms, the Times reported.
The Times said the partnership is part of its plan to build a “world-class newsroom, including new, cutting-edge technology, in New York City.”
The New Journalist will continue the Times’ “excellent reputation for quality and independence,” the Times added.
“It is important that the New Journalists newsroom be a hub for independent journalism, with the broadest possible reach across the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Americas, and that we continue to support our journalists’ reporting in the fields of economics, business, and politics,” the statement said.
The announcement comes just days after The New New Yorker reported that it was shutting down and will be turning over its digital newsroom to a startup.
“I was told we were about to be absorbed by a startup,” the New New York-based editor-in-chief, Nick Bok, wrote in an op-ed for The New Jersey Union Leader.
“When I got home, I saw that the paper was closing and they had all the papers going online.
So, I told my staff, ‘I’m gonna take the paper down and make sure they have all the paper on their desks.'”
The NewYork Times and Boston-based The New Continental will continue as both newsrooms after the merger, The Times reported Tuesday.
It also noted that The New Boston Herald will also be renamed The New English.
The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald News will continue under their current names, The Boston New Hampshire will remain, and The Massachusetts Herald will be renamed the New England Herald.
In addition, The American Spectator will continue with its existing name, The Atlantic.