Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 23, 2009

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

           New York                  1-5837                  13-1102020
 (State or other jurisdiction     (Commission             (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)            File Number)          Identification No.)

    620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York                 10018
   (Address of principal executive offices)             (Zip Code)

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

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Item 8.01  Other Events

       The annual meeting of stockholders of The New York Times Company (the
"Company") was held on April 23, 2009. The following matters were voted on at
the annual meeting:

1. The stockholders (with Class A and Class B stockholders voting separately)
   elected all of management's nominees for election as directors. The results
   of the vote taken were as follows:

   Directors:                         For              Withheld
   ----------                     -----------        -----------
(Vote Results of Class A Stockholders)
   Scott Galloway                 125,689,598          2,291,318
   William E. Kennard             109,965,257         18,015,659
   James A. Kohlberg              125,162,146          2,818,770
   David E. Liddle                109,059,242         18,921,674
   Ellen R. Marram                109,103,563         18,877,353
(Vote Results of Class B Stockholders)
   Raul E. Cesan                      790,391                  0
   Daniel H. Cohen                    790,391                  0
   Robert E. Denham                   790,391                  0
   Lynn G. Dolnick                    790,391                  0
   Michael Golden                     790,391                  0
   Dawn G. Lepore                     790,391                  0
   Thomas Middelhoff                  790,391                  0
   Janet L. Robinson                  790,391                  0
   Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.             790,391                  0
   Doreen A. Toben                    790,391                  0

2. The stockholders (with Class A and Class B stockholders voting together)
   ratified the selection, by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, of
   Ernst & Young LLP, independent certified public accountants, as auditors of
   the Company for the year ending December 27, 2009. The results of the vote
   taken were as follows:

   For:               127,834,728
   Against:               663,192
   Abstain:               273,387*


*  An abstention had the same effect as a vote against this proposal.

       At the annual meeting, the remarks of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman,
the Company, and publisher, The New York Times, included statements regarding
The Boston Globe, a part of the Company's New England Media Group. He noted that
The Boston Globe had been dramatically affected by secular and cyclical forces
affecting the media industry and that the Company had responded by consolidating
printing facilities, raising circulation prices and reducing headcount. He also
stated that further action would be required and that, as had been reported,
management and The Boston Globe's unions are engaged in extensive negotiations.

       For 2009, the Company projects that operating losses at The Boston Globe
and boston.com will be approximately $85 million, before savings from labor
negotiations or other cost-cutting initiatives or the effects of any revenue

       Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those predicted by such forward-looking statements. These risks and
uncertainties include national and local conditions, as well as competition,
that could influence the levels (rate and volume) of retail, national and
classified advertising and circulation generated by our various markets and
material increases in newsprint prices. They also include other risks detailed
from time to time in the Company's publicly filed documents, including the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2008. The
Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information future events or otherwise.


       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.

                                           THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY

Date: April 23, 2009                       By: /s/ Kenneth A. Richieri
                                               Kenneth A. Richieri
                                               Senior Vice President,
                                               General Counsel and Secretary