Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2010

The New York Times Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York



(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York



(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 556-1234

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Item 5.02   Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 17, 2010, Scott Galloway notified the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company (the “Company”) of his decision not to stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s 2010 annual meeting.  Mr. Galloway will continue to serve until the 2010 annual meeting, which is scheduled for April 27, 2010.

A copy of the Company’s press release dated February 18, 2010, relating to these matters is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.  Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01


Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 (d)  Exhibits

  Exhibit Number   Description
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated February 18, 2010


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: February 18, 2010 By:

/s/ Kenneth A. Richieri

Kenneth A. Richieri

Senior Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary