New York Herald

The original New York Herald existed between 1835 and 1924. It was the biggest newspaper in the country, most famous for it’s reporting of Civil War battles, including highly detailed maps of troop movements. It also famous broke news to the nation and the world of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 15 of 1865.

History of the original New York Herald

The New York Herald was founded by James Gordon Bennett Sr. in 1835. It didn’t capture the nation’s attention until a year later, when it placed the grisly murder of Helen Jewett on the front page along with an exclusive interview.

original New York Herald front page from 1918

What Made the New York Herald unique When It First Hit Newsstands in New York City?

In 1839, the New York Herald distinguished itself with the first ever exclusive interview with a sitting President, with Martin Van Buren.

The New York Herald under son James Gordon Bennett Jr.

In 1866, James Gordon Bennett Sr. turned over the newspaper to son and namesake, who was 25 at the time. The New York Herald had achieved the highest circulation in the country but competitor the New York Tribune was fast approaching.

The decline and extinction of the original New York Herald

The New York Herald ceased to exist.

Brief History of Today’s New York Herald


Today’s New York Herald was first granted USPTO trademark in 2008 and began life with an article about 16 year old Zac Sunderland’s solo sailing trip around the world. The spirit of that article – of adventure and discovery still propel today’s New York Herald’s goal of highlighting what’s next in design, gear and tech.